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High schooler dies after football game

  • An Arizona high schooler, Charles Youvella, died after being hit in the head while playing football on Saturday. 

    The 17-year-old was admitted to a local hospital, where he died days after the incident. "You think he'll be OK," head football coach Steve Saban said. "It progressively got worse."

    Youvella's teammate said it was like a bad dream. "I can't put into words the whole situation. It was unbelievable."

    Reports suggest that he appeared to be shaken up and eventually collapsed after trying to play another play. Youvella was in critical condition when he arrived at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. 

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