Kansas football player dies after collapsing at game

(Everett Royer via AP)

SHARON SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas high school football player who collapsed on the sideline during a state playoff game has died after being taken off life support.

Luke Schemm had just scored the extra point after a touchdown Tuesday when the 17-year-old ran to the sidelines and collapsed. He was flown to Swedish Medical Center in the Denver suburb of Englewood, where he was declared brain dead.

Hospital spokeswoman Nicole Williams told The Associated Press that Schemm was kept on life support so family and friends could pay their respects. Schemm died after support was removed Wednesday afternoon.

Brian McVay, superintendent and principal of Wallace County schools, said he didn’t know why Schemm collapsed during the Eight-Man Division II game at Wallace County High in Sharon Springs, Kansas.

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