Funeral planned for teen football player who died of injury

CLEVELAND (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been set for a high school football player from suburban Cleveland who authorities say was hit in the abdomen during a game and died two days later from a problem caused by a lacerated small intestine.

Euclid (YOO’-klid) City Schools says a viewing is planned for 17-year-old Andre Jackson from noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the Rogers Funeral Home in Cleveland.

His funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. the following day at the Starlight Baptist Church in East Cleveland.

Authorities have said Jackson died at a hospital on Sunday of peritonitis.

The district says the junior was involved in a collision during a punt play last week. He walked to the team’s sideline afterward.

Jackson was hospitalized in Beachwood and released the following day.

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