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Watertown area football player, 14, dies after head injury

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Created: September 21, 2021 02:15 PM

CARTHAGE, N.Y. (AP) — A high school football player has died after sustaining a head injury during a weekend game, the 14-year-old's father said on social media.

“We all prayed for a miracle to happen for you to be saved. Sadly, the damage was just too much,” Jason Christman wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday.

Tyler Christman, a freshman at Carthage High School in northern New York, was injured during a junior varsity game against West Genesee High School on Saturday.

In a display of support Monday, students and families, many wearing the school's color red gathered at a local park for a rally illuminated by lights from first reponders' vehicles, WWNY in Watertown reported.

“You will always be our hero and soon you will be a hero to the people that receive your life saving organ donations,” Jason Christman wrote, “and a hero to all the family members who have spent many sleepless nights praying for their miracle.”


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