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High School Football Player Jayvon Quarles Dies at 17 After Equipment Accident

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIAugust 14, 2015

A ball goes through the goal post uprights during Minnesota Vikings NFL football training camp, Monday, July 29, 2013, in Mankato, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Jayvon Quarles, a 17-year-old senior football player at Hopkinsville High School in Kentucky, was killed Thursday when a large piece of equipment fell and struck him in the head.

WSMV's Heather Hourigan reported the news, indicating the tragic incident occurred a little before 4 p.m. on the soccer field at Hopkinsville Middle School. According to Kentucky New Era, the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.

Quarles was pronounced dead at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville. He was a linebacker and running back for the Tigers.

Kentucky New Era's Chris Jung reported Hopkinsville High School's football scrimmage that was scheduled for Friday against Owensboro High School has been canceled and won't be moved to a later date. 

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