Coming in out of Hartsville, South Carolina and by the way of ESPN.com……
HARTSVILLE, S.C. — A South Carolina high school football player died Friday night after having to be helped off the field following a tackle and then collapsing on the sideline.
Ronald Rouse, an 18-year-old senior lineman for the Hartsville Red Foxes, collapsed during the second quarter of Hartsville’s homecoming game against Crestwood at Kelleytown Stadium, the Morning News of Florence reported.
Ronald Rouse, a senior at Hartsville High School in South Carolina, walked to the sideline before collapsing in the first half of its homecoming game.
The the 6-foot-3, 320-pound Rouse was involved in a tackle and stayed on the ground afterward, Hartsville Mayor Mel Pennington wrote in an email. Team officials helped Rouse to his feet and he walked to the sideline, where he collapsed.
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