MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. — People in Byhalia, Mississippi are mourning the death of a football player after he suffered cardiac arrest during a game, then later died at the hospital, according to family friends.
Byhalia High varsity football competed against Coahoma County Friday night.
Sophomore player Dennis Mitchell got hurt, then started throwing up on the field.
Mitchell was taken out of the game, but he asked to be put back in the game, according to close friends.
When Mitchell started playing again, he began to feel sick then went back to the sidelines.
Mitchell then collapsed on the sidelines. He was rushed to the hospital, where he had a seizure.
Family friends said Mitchell suffered cardiac arrest. Mitchell was later pronounced dead.
Byhalia High School released the following statement regarding the player's death
The Marshall County Schools Superintendent also released a statement of the passing of Dennis Mitchell:
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