Alabama high school football player dies from head injury

Sep 29, 2014 7:24 PM by News Staff

TROY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama high school football player who collapsed on the field during a game Friday has died from the head injury he suffered.

Authorities said 17-year-old Charles Henderson High School senior cornerback Demario Harris collapsed during the second quarter of Friday night's game against Davidosn in Troy.

Steve Pearce, a spokesman for Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, tells that Harris was pronounced dead on Sunday.

The Troy Messenger reports that Harris collapsed after a tackle.

Davidson coach Fred Riley tells that Harris made a tackle near its sideline, got up, jogged about 10 yards and had a seizure and collapsed in front of the Davidson bench.

The Dothan Eagle reports that pastors and counselors on Sunday were at the Charles Henderson campus in Troy to help teammates and classmates cope with the loss.

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(Photo Courtesy: Alabama High School Athletic Association)


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