Louisiana High School Football Player Dies After Being Injured on Punt Return

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistSeptember 5, 2015

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Tragedy struck the high school gridiron in Louisiana on Friday night when a Franklin Parish High School player died after suffering injuries on a punt return, according to the Franklin Sun.  

Tyrell Cameron was wheeled off the field on a stretcher, according to KMAR 95.9 FM's The Extra Point, and was immediately taken to the hospital. According to USA Today, the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office has not commented on the situation yet.

The Franklin Parish High School athletics Twitter account relayed a heartfelt message shortly after midnight Saturday:   

FPHS-athletics @fphs_athletics

Tyrell will live on in the memory of those who loved him. Prayers for his family. Support from throughout the state is greatly appreciated

Sterlington High School, which played against Franklin Parish on Friday night, tweeted out its condolences after the game: 

Sterlington Football @RiseUpAndFight1

All of Sterlington Football's prayers are with the Franklin Parish family tonight. Tonight and in the coming weeks we are all Patriots.

Sterlington football player Hunter Gutierrez stood united with Franklin Parish in an Instagram post late Friday night:

There are no details as to what transpired during the play or how the player suffered the fatal injuries.

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