Houston High football player dies after a game

Sept 11 2018

Posted: Sep. 11, 2018 7:42 PM
Updated: Sep. 11, 2018 7:42 PM

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and heartbreak. those are just some of the emotionsfollowing the death ofa junior varsity football player at houston high school. that student collapsed during a game last night. w-t-v-a's xavier harris is in houston as part of our live team coverage. a tragic day for the school here at houston high, according to lee county corner 15 year old william anderson, were told it happened. during a jv football game monday night. were told by houston superintendent tony cook anderson was ill during the game and he was taken to a tupelo hospital around 8pm and was pronounced dead at 11pm... i spoke with the sister of anderson the superintendent did release a statement saying "the thoughts and prayers of the entire houston school district go out to the anderson family. william was a wonderful young man who was known for his contagious smile. he will be greatly missed by the entire houston school district family, especially his friends and teammates..." at this time it is unclear what caused anderson to pass out on the field but the body has been taken in for an official autopsy... coming up next on wtva nine news at 6 we hope to be at the vigil, where we hope to bring you more from friends and family live in houston xavier harris wtva nine news along
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