Player who collapsed at Sac high school football game dies, district says

A Kennedy High School football player who collapsed during a football game has died, according to the Sacramento City Unified School District. The player, later identified as Emmanuel Antwi, fell to the ground during the game Friday around 8:20 p.m. Medical personnel quickly transported the player to a hospital.School officials canceled the game and cleared out the limited fans in attendance at the stadium.”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 Saturday.”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.In a letter sent out to families, Kennedy High School says school counselors and mental health support staff will be available for a virtual drop-in grieving space through Zoom beginning Monday morning. Counselors will also be available in-person once football practice resumes, the school said. Anyone who may be struggling can also call or text 916-SUPPORT, reach the Crisis Text Line by texting “HOME” to 741741, and reach the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 916-368-3111.A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with Antwi’s funeral expenses. This is a developing story. Stay with KCRA 3 for the latest.

A Kennedy High School football player who collapsed during a football game has died, according to the Sacramento City Unified School District.

The player, later identified as Emmanuel Antwi, fell to the ground during the game Friday around 8:20 p.m. Medical personnel quickly transported the player to a hospital.

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

“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 Saturday.

“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.

In a letter sent out to families, Kennedy High School says school counselors and mental health support staff will be available for a virtual drop-in grieving space through Zoom beginning Monday morning.

Counselors will also be available in-person once football practice resumes, the school said.

Anyone who may be struggling can also call or text 916-SUPPORT, reach the Crisis Text Line by texting “HOME” to 741741, and reach the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 916-368-3111.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with Antwi’s funeral expenses.

This is a developing story. Stay with KCRA 3 for the latest.