Football community mourns the loss of Liz Leonard
Springfield, Ill (WICS) —
Sad news in the football community, Liz Leonard passed away Sunday morning.
Liz was the wife of SHG football coach Ken Leonard and mother of Rochester coach Derek Leonard.
She's considered by many in the Central Illinois community as the first lady of football.
Residents took the Twitter to voice their condolences to the family.
The football director at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes said Liz "fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith."
The Illinois College football Twitter account said "Blueboy football is sending love and prayers."
And coach Roy Gully at Springfield High said "her impact on so many live is inspiring. Condolences Leonard family and the SHG family."