LOWER BURRELL, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania high-school football player collapsed during the year’s first practice — a workout designed to acclimate players to hot weather — and died a short time later at a hospital.
An autopsy was planned today on the body of 16-year-old Noah Cornuet, a sophomore at Burrell High School in Lower Burrell, about 25 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
The boy has reportedly just finished sprinting and collapsed as he was walking off the field about 6 p.m. Wednesday. Paramedics who attended practice immediately attended to the boy who died at Alle-Kiski Medical Center about an hour later.
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association last year began requiring schools to have three days of practice to get players used to the heat before they’re allowed to have contact drills. The high temperature Wednesday was about 80 degrees.