The player felt “woozy” after the play but tried reassuring his teammates he would be fine as he was lifted on a gurney and rushed to the hospital, the News reported, citing witnesses.
“He tried giving a thumbs-up to the rest of the team, and all of us cheered,” Kailtin Bell, 16, a Warren Hills junior varsity cheerleader, told the paper.
“Our coach was telling us he was going to be all right,” she said through tears. “We didn’t expect anything would happen.”
At the end of the game, teammates emerged from the locker room and said Murray may have suffered a heart attack, Bell told the News.
She said that right around halftime, he fell to the ground on the sideline, hushing the stunned crowd.
“He was laying on the ground and everyone was looking at him,” she told the paper. “He did get back up. He stood up with help and sat on a gurney.”
Coughlin told the website Murray was a member of the National Honor Society. “He was an amazing student and an amazing athlete,” she said. “He stood out in his athletics, his academics—everything.”
Warren Hills coach Larry Dubiel said officials were still trying to determine what happened.
“We lost a fine kid,” he told lehighvalleylive.
A statement from interim Superintendent Gary Bowen on Saturday called the school community “deeply saddened.”
Girl Accidentally Kills Gun Instructor With Uz
Police have released footage of the moments before a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed a shooting instructor who was teaching her to use an automatic Uzi submachine gun.
Charles Vacca was shot in the head on Monday at an outdoor shooting range in Dolan Springs, in north Arizona.
The 39-year-old was airlifted to University Medical Centre in Las Vegas but died shortly afterwards.
Mr Vacca was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the weapon over her head, investigators said.
The footage, reportedly filmed by the girl’s parents, shows Mr Vacca helping the girl hold the gun, adjust her stance and then fire a single shot.
His last words to her are: “Alright, full auto.”
It is not known if the range has an age limit on shooting or if the girl, who has not been named, had been through a safety class.
The youngster was on holiday from New Jersey with her parents.
Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the video was “ghastly”.
Firearms safety expert Ronald Scott said most ranges have an age limit and strict safety rules when teaching children how to shoot.
Instructors usually have their hands on guns when children are firing high-powered weapons, he said.
“You can’t give a nine-year-old an Uzi and expect her to control it,” Mr Scott added.
Ms Sotloff, who lives in the Miami area, added: “Since Stephen’s capture, I’ve learned a lot about Islam. I’ve learned that Islam teaches that no individual should be held responsible for the sins of others.
“Stephen has no control over the actions of the US government. He’s an innocent journalist.”
Italian Fighter Jets Collide On Training Mission
Witnesses report seeing a huge fireball moments before the planes crashed, as rescuers search for four pilots who ejected.
Four pilots managed to eject but are still said to be missing.