Spring Hill senior Nathan Stiles died after suffering an injury a football game at Osawatomie last night.
KSHB Channel 41 reports that Stiles intercepted an Osawatomie pass and took a hard hit on the play. The senior linebacker walked to the sidelines afterward but collapsed. The Miami County EMS responded to a "traumatic injury" call around 8:23
p.m. Thursday. Stiles was unconscious and was flown to the University of Kansas Medical Center where he died early this morning.
Spring Hill head coach Anthony Orrick told the Louisburg Herald after the game that the hit Stiles took was on "a routine play."
"I don't think there was anything special," Orrick said. "I think he just hit the ground pretty hard with his head. He came on the sideline and told one of my assistants, 'my head is really hurting.' He sat down on the bench. He then stood up, but his legs went underneath him and collapsed there."
The Herald reported that Stiles is the son of Miami County
Commissioner Ron Stiles. The Star reports that Stiles was Spring Hill's homecoming king. Spring Hill has counselors at school for students and staff members.
Stiles' death comes as violent, in-game collisions are being examined,
from the pros on down.
Not that it matters given Stiles' death, but Spring Hill beat Osawatomie