September 05, 2017

EMORY, Texas (AP) A high school freshman football player has died after collapsing during non-contact activities at practice in northeast Texas.

The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports that Marion Olivarez collapsed at a Monday morning practice in the Rains Independent School District in Emory. He was airlifted by CareFlight to a hospital in nearby Greenville where he died.

Emory is about 75 miles (120 kilometers) east of Dallas.

Rains Superintendent John Rouse offered his condolences to the Olivarez family in a news release, saying the loss of any student has a great impact on the community.

Rouse says counselors will be made available for grieving students in the coming days.

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