Winston-Salem high school football player dies

August 25, 2008 7:55:18 AM PDT
A 15-year-old high school football player died from a brain injury he suffered during a season opening game.

Authorities say Matt Gfeller was playing for Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem Friday night when he was hurt.

The sophomore linebacker was on life support until saturday night. He died about five hours later.

A Chapel Hill High School football player died almost two week ago after a scrimmage.

Atlas Fraley called 911 complaining of cramps all over his body, following football practice. He later died and officials say it was due to dehydration.

Fraley's death is under investigation.


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