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Hartsville Football Player Dies During Game |

by on October 6, 2012

Hartsville Football Player Dies During Game |


HARTSVILLE, S.C. (WBTW) — A Hartsville football player died after being taken to the hospital during the game against Crestwood after he collapsed twice during the game Friday night.

The player, Ronald Rouse, first collapsed while on the field just after a play at about 8:15 pm. Officials and team coaches attended to Rouse for several minutes and he was able to walk under his own power.

The Morning News reported that principal Dr. Charlie Burry Jr. said that Rouse later died at the hospital.

As Rouse, a senior, walked to the edge of the field and collapsed again. This time, officials worked on him and gave him chest compressions. Later, a heart defibrillator machine was used on him.

An EMS unit was not present the first time Rouse collapsed, but was there to take him from the game after the second incident.

The game was stopped during both incidents. Rouse was taken to Carolina Pines Hospital where he underwent treatment, officials said.

A prayer was held for Rouse, who is listed as an offensive lineman, and the game restarted at 8:55 pm. The game was later canceled when word reached the game that Rouse died.

As a returning player, Rouse was a key part of the offensive line with reports from earlier this season listing him at 6′ 3″ tall and about 320 pounds.

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