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Texas HS player dies after collapsing on sideline Friday night

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A hospital spokeswoman in eastern Texas

says a high school quarterback has died after collapsing on the

sideline during a game.

Memorial Hermann Baptist-Orange Hospital spokeswoman Mary Poole

told The Associated Press that West Orange-Stark senior Reggie

Garrett died at the Beaumont hospital about 9:30 p.m. Friday. She

said no cause of death has been determined, and an autopsy was

ordered.

The Beaumont Enterprise reports that Garrett collapsed on the

sideline during the second quarter shortly after throwing his

second touchdown of the game against Jasper. Head coach Dan Hooks

says Garrett appeared to suffer a seizure.

Fans clapped and shouted encouragement as medics took Garrett

off the field, and the game resumed soon after medics put him in an

ambulance.

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