Update, 2:10 p.m. Saturday: Johnny Ogden, an investigator for the Franklin Parish coroner’s office, told USA TODAY an autopsy would be scheduled for sometime Saturday or on Sunday morning.
“He had a collision with another player and collapsed,” Ogden told USA TODAY Sports. “Life-saving measures were performed and CPR was performed, but he was pronounced dead (at the hospital).”
C.J. Heckard was among Tyrell Cameron’s closest friends, according to USA TODAY. They both played defense for the Franklin Parish High football team in Winnsboro, La.
“The last words he said to me (during the game) were, ‘Show me something, C.J.,’ and I made a big hit in the game,” Heckard, a junior, told USA TODAY Sports on Saturday. “We would always joke around with each other talking about who would have the most tackles and the end of the game, and that’s what I liked about him. He was highly competitive.”
Update, 12:55 p.m. Saturday: The LHSAA offered an official statement and condolences to Franklin Parish High School and the family of FPHS football player Tyrell Cameron on Saturday.
Cameron, a sophomore for the Patriots was injured on a fourth-quarter play in Friday night’s game against Sterlington and died after being taken to a nearby hospital, according to multiple sources.
“As a former coach and administrator I have had the unfortunate experience that both Coach (Kenneth) Sebren and Principal (Brian) Gunter are currently enduring. However, as a father of three children, my heart breaks for Tyrell’s family. I cannot imagine their pain,” said Eddie Bonine, LHSAA Executive Director in the official statement.
The LHSAA press release also went on to say that the LHSAA holds the safety of its student-athletes at the highest priority. The LHSAA’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee is comprised of doctors and certified athletic trainers from across the state and meets twice a year to discuss tactics in minimizing the inherent risks that all sports entail.
WINNSBORO -- A coroner's investigator in north Louisiana says a high school football player has died from an injury during a game.
Johnny Ogden, an investigator with the Franklin Parish coroner's office, says the Franklin Parish High School player collapsed on the field after impact with another player on Friday night. He was transported to the emergency room at Franklin Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Ogden says he cannot release the name of the player at this time because relatives are still being notified.
Franklin Parish coach Kenneth Sebren tells KNOE-TV in Monroe (http://bit.ly/1g0uoG6 ) that the injury occurred during the fourth quarter of a game against Sterlington.