Ohio high school football player dies after suffering injury


EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — School officials say a high school football player in Ohio has died from injuries he suffered in a game last week.

District officials say 17-year-old Andre Jackson died Sunday after suffering an injury during Friday night’s game between Euclid (YOO’-klid) High School and Solon (SOH’-lun) High School.

Jackson’s cause of death remains under investigation.

Jackson played fullback and outside linebacker for Euclid.

The suburban Cleveland district says Jackson was a hardworking student-athlete who brought smiles to those he met.

Head coach Jeff Rotsky tells WEWS-TV Jackson was kicked or kneed during a special teams play.

WEWS-TV reports the school district has said Jackson was able to walk off the field and was taken to a hospital.

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