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Crisis counselors at Hollywood High after football player's death

Crisis counselors will be at Hollywood High School today to help students, faculty and staff deal with the loss of a football player who collapsed on the field.

Freshman running back Spencer Juarez, 13, died Saturday afternoon after collapsing Friday during a game.

Teammates and coaches called Spencer a “phenomenal” and inspiring athlete. Read the complete story.

-- Carla Rivera

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There have been too many such sudden deaths of high school athletes, in all kinds of areas and ethnicities. Whether during a game or in training, running laps in the heat, whatever.

Sounds like there must be more care taken for pushing them too far to "win." Remember that in those heavy, padded outfits with helmets and shoes it's almost like someone in the mlitary on a hot day, after they got all sweaty and exhausted. Maybe some asst. coach needs to check the students regularly to see if they feel overheated, are hydrated, etc. Lots of times this basic concern is overlooked in the push to win.

Just remember...It's our push to WIN which is why the US dominates every country in the world...We have to instill these characteristics while our people are are young... Unfortunately, we will suffer caualties along the way...

I can't imagine having a death at your school. Eventough it might be someone you dont really know it still sucks discovering that the person that you would see in the hallways is no longer there, but only in spirit. Much love goes out to the family coping with the loss of their loved one.


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