US: High school football player killed by head injury during game in Texas

US: High school football player killed by head injury during game in Texas
US: High school football player killed by head injury during game in Texas

A Texas high school football player is dead after sustaining a head injury during a game.

It was the last quarter of the game when Yahir Cancino went down. The Texas teen and Dalhart High School football player lost consciousness during a junior varsity game against Sundown High School on Thursday, Sept. 1. Yahir suffered a head injury, outlets report.

Trainers and first responders couldn’t revive the teen, and he was taken by helicopter to a
hospital in Lubbock, Dalhart Independent School District superintendent Jeff Byrd said in a
statement.

Dalhart Golden Wolves and Sundown Roughnecks huddled together in the middle of the field as the boy was taken away, praying he would be okay, hopeful he would recover.
Yahir died at the hospital, family announced Sept. 3.

“Thank you to the community of Dalhart and the Texas panhandle for all the prayers, the calls, text and messages but unfortunately Yahir passed from his injuries,” family said in a Facebook post.

“We ask for prayers for peace and healing not only for us but for all the people Yahir
touched in his life.”

READ ALSO: Saudi security forces brutally attack an orphanage!

The family added that his organs will be donated, to honor his memory and because “Yahir
was always about helping people.”

Dalhart school officials canceled all extracurricular activities for the weekend and will have
crisis counselors on hand during the coming school week to speak with students and staff

“Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Yahir’s family,” Byrd said in a statement.

“The Dalhart Community will continue to surround and support them.”

The high school is holding a candlelight vigil for Yahir at 8:30 p.m., Sept. 4, at Memorial
Stadium in Dalhart.

Click Here to Read The Original Post

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

eleven − two =