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Hollywood High Mourns Loss of Freshman Football Player

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Friday's Freshman-Sophomore football game between Hollywood High School and West Adams Prep ended abruptly when player Spencer Juarez collapsed on the sidelines, with just two minutes of play left.

The game was halted, and paramedics were called to transport the teen to Children's Hospital. Teammates say "Juarez had just taken a hit, and as he was jogging back to the sidelines, he fell over," but just what caused the student to collapse--and die the next afternoon in hospital--is what an autopsy is expected to uncover, reports abc7.

Hollywood High students and staff are back on campus today, and remembering Juarez, who also was a baseball player and marathon runner, as "a very humble person," and "a dedicated athlete who also did well in school."