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Missouri HS football player dies 2 weeks after injury

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TIPTON, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri high school football player has died after being hospitalized with a brain injury since an October playoff game.

Tipton School District Superintendent Scott Jarvis says 17-year-old Chad Stover died Thursday morning at a hospital in Columbia.

Stover had been hospitalized since Oct. 31, when he was rushed off the field near the end of the game and taken by ambulance to a hospital. Jarvis said last week he couldn't discuss details, but described the injury as "very serious."

The school and family have received outpourings of support since Stover was injured. Residents covered the town of Tipton, Stover's central Missouri hometown, in red ribbons.

Schools around Missouri also displayed red ribbons in honor of Tipton High School's colors on their fields or displayed Chad's No. 18.

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