BYHALIA, Miss. (WTVA) - A Byhalia football player died Friday night after collapsing during a game in Clarksdale.
The school confirmed the death of Dennis Mitchell, 16, in a Saturday morning Facebook post.
The Clarksdale Press Register reports the Byhalia game against Coahoma County was stopped at 4:22 in the second quarter after the sophomore collapsed on the sideline.
Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith says Mitchell was pronounced dead at the hospital in Clarksdale at 8:40 p.m.
The body will be sent for an autopsy, but Meredith says Mitchell had no prior health problems and heat was not a factor.