HARTSVILLE, SC (WIS) - A high school football player has died after he collapsed on the field during a game Friday night. The game was stopped after halftime.
Hartsville Mayor Mel Pennington says the police and fire chief confirmed Ronald Rouse has died.
The 6'3'' 305-pound sophomore was holding his chest when he collapsed. His player profile says Rouse is an offensive lineman.
After receiving some care on the field, Rouse got up and was helped off the field, but he collapsed again on the sidelines.
Rouse was given CPR and shocked with a defibrillator before the ambulance arrived to take him to the hospital.
Players and coaches from both sides prayed as medical personnel tended to Rouse.
Hartsville was hosting Crestwood.
After halftime, the stadium's Public Address announcer said because of the severity of Rouse's condition, the game would be stopped.
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frick, that just put a damper on my night. Why would I guess it might be Sickle Cell?
Matt did not die but was diagnosed with a heart condition that forced him to give up football. He was a 4* recruit and was commited to UT.