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Update: WNY high school football player dies

Posted at: 09/17/2013 2:15 AM



A high school football player who sustained a blow to the head during a game in Western New York has died.
 
The Buffalo News says officials at Women & Children's Hospital in Buffalo announced the death of 16-year-old Damon Janes on Monday night.
 
Janes was a running back on the Westfield/Brocton football team and lost consciousness after a helmet-to-helmet hit during a game against Portville on Friday. He was a junior at Brocton Central School.
 
The cause of death has yet to be determined.
 
Janes' parents released a statement expressing their "gratitude to those who have supported and prayed for Damon and his family."