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Byhalia football player dies after collapsing during game

Byhalia High School Facebook post confirming the death of football player Dennis Mitchell

A Byhalia football player died Friday night after collapsing during a game in Clarksdale.

Posted: Aug 25, 2018 12:22 PM
Updated: Aug 27, 2018 11:47 AM

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.

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