Byhalia High School Football Player Collapsed And Died During Friday Game

Byhalia, Ms

Byhalia High School football fans watched in horror as one of their players collapsed on the field and died Friday night during a game.

Dennis Mitchell, 16, collapsed during the second quarter of a football game in Clarksdale, MS.

The school announced the death of the sophomore, on its Facebook page Saturday.

“Our BHS family mourns the loss of Dennis Mitchell, a beloved student-athlete who collapsed on the field during Friday night’s game at Coahoma,” the post said. “Please keep his family, our coaches, the team, students, administrators, faculty and staff in your thoughts and prayers.”

According to numerous media reports, Mitchell began vomiting following an injury during the game. He was removed but soon returned at his request. He reportedly went into cardiac arrest after he resumed playing and was taken to the hospital, where he had a seizure and was later pronounced dead.

Students and friends are meeting on the football field Monday at 6 p.m. for a memorial and balloon release in Mitchell’s honor.

Editors Note: Please keep this family in your prayers during these hard times…