Coroner: Ohio high school football player died after injury sustained in game

Courtesy Euclid High School Website/WKYC

EUCLID (WCMH)–The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said a 17-year-old football player died Sunday as a result of blunt force to the abdomen.

Andre Jackson, who attended Euclid High School, was injured Friday night at an away game against Solon.

According to WKYC, Jackson died Sunday from peritonitis due to a small bowel laceration.

The coroner said his death was an accident.

Head coach Jeff Rotsky told WKYC that Jackson was injured on a special teams play, when he and another player were going for the ball at the same time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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