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Football Season Canceled After Player's Death

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A school district in upstate New York has canceled the rest of its football season because of the recent death of a player.

Damon Janes, a running back for the combined Brocton Central School/Westfield Academy and Central School football team, died last month after losing consciousness from a helmet-to-helmet hit that occurred in a game the prior weekend.

As a result, the Westfield school board unanimously approved a recommendation to cancel the remainder of the football season, according to a statement on the district's website.

Vol. 33, Issue 07, Page 4

Published in Print: October 9, 2013, as Football Season Canceled After Player's Death
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