Late last night, Evan Murray of Washington, NJ and Warren Hills Regional High School died after getting tackled during the second quarter against Summit High. He was 17. It is not yet clear what specific injuries Murray may have suffered, but he walked off the field under his own power before being taken into an ambulance to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Murray, a senior, was a three-sport athlete at Warren Hills, as well as a member of the National Honor Society. A GoFundMe page set up to help the Murray family has raised, as of time of publication, almost $6,000.
This is, tragically, the third such incident this month, after high schoolers also passed away after suffering on-field injuries in Oklahoma and Louisiana.
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