Cumberland County high school football player dies

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A junior at a Cumberland County high school has died after falling ill at the end of football practice. 

Superintendent Frank Till said Evan Raines, a junior at Seventy-First High School, went to a coach at the end of Saturday's light practice saying he didn't feel well. 

Raines was treated by emergency medical workers before he was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he died.  

Till said Raines passed a physical examination prior to the beginning of practice.  

Although the school year hasn't started, Till said grief counselors will be on hand on Monday to talk to players, as well as cheerleaders, who were at the school when Raines became ill. 

The death was first reported by The Fayetteville Observer.  
 

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