SACRAMENTO, CA. (THECOUNT) — Emmanuel Antwi, the Kennedy High School football player who collapsed Friday during a football game, has died, according to the Sacramento City Unified School District.

Antwi fell to the ground during the game Friday around 8:20 p.m. He was immediately transported to an area hospital where he later passed away.


A cause of death was not provided.

“Today we learned that Emmanuel Antwi, a John F. Kennedy senior athlete, died after a medical emergency during Friday night’s football game,” the district said in a release.

“We do not have many details to share beyond this. Our hearts go out to Emmanuel’s family and our school community during this difficult time. We ask all to give them privacy and time for healing and comfort as they grieve” the district continued.

School officials canceled the game and cleared out the limited fans in attendance at the stadium.


Geo quick facts: Sacramento, capital of the U.S. state of California, lies at the confluence of the Sacramento River and American River. The district of Old Sacramento harkens back to the city’s Gold Rush era, with wooden sidewalks and wagon rides. One of several museums in Old Sacramento, the California State Railroad Museum depicts the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, one of the country’s earliest technological feats – wikipedia.

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