Saturday, September 26, 2015

NJ high school quarterback dies after football injury: Report

A quarterback at a New Jersey high school died late Friday night after being injured in a home football game earlier in the evening.

Warren Hills Regional High School senior quarterback Evan Murray died after suffering an injury during the team's game against Summit, reported

The circumstances of his injury weren't immediately clear, but the game was completed and Warren Hills went on to win 14-12.

After midnight, Warren Hills coach Larry Dubiel said officials were still trying to process and determine what happened.

And the Warren Hills community quickly took to social media as word spread, with fellow students and others mourning his passing.

As the school community try to grasp the loss of one of their own, schools Superintendent Gary Bowen said grief counselors would be available for students at the Warren County high school at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The 6-2, 190-pound Murray was a three-sport athlete at Warren Hills and starting quarterback for three years. He also played baseball and basketball.

"We're all very deeply saddened by the passing of Evan Murray," Bowen said.

"We lost a fine kid," said Dubiel.

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