Former Darby football player passes away from Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

DARBY – Jake Sanders, who graduated from Darby High School in 2016, has passed away from Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 20. Sanders, or “Sunshine” as everyone called him for his long blond hair, played center on the football team.

In the past few weeks, Sanders’ condition grew worse while he was receiving treatment in Houston. Earlier last week he decided to discontinue treatment and return home to Darby.

On Friday the football team will retire Sanders’ No. 61 and pay tribute to Sanders. MTN Sports will have a full story on the community reaction next week.

Jack Ginsburg

Jack Ginsburg

Jack was born and raised in Walnut Creek, California. After skiing in Montana for a number of years he found his way to the University of Montana and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2017. Jack's passion for sports stems from playing a number of them and attending multiple sporting events in the Bay Area from the San Jose Sharks and the Golden State Warriors to the San Francisco Giants and the 49ers. He joined KAJ/KPAX-TV in January 2017 as a news reporter before moving to the weekend sports anchor. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, cooking, skiing and hiking with his bulldog Zeke. If you would like to submit a story or complain about the Golden State Warriors to Jack you can email him at or find him on twitter @jackginsburg13 (
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