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Joshua High School JV Football Player Dies After Game

Aaron Singleton, a 10th grade student, was taken off life support Friday

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    A Joshua High School student who collapsed on the football field and later died was laid to rest on Thursday. The funeral for Aaron Singleton was held at Acker Auditorium. (Published Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016)

    A North Texas junior varsity football player who collapsed on the football field and later died has been laid to rest.

    Aaron Singleton, a 10th grader at Joshua High School, was taken off life support Friday afternoon, after the Thursday night injury during a game in Cleburne against Cleburne High School.

    Joshua H.S. football players mourn their teammate, Aaron Singleton
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    On Thursday, hundreds of people filled Acker Auditorium for Singleton's funeral.

    Singleton, 15, was hit hard during the game but was able to walk off the field and speak with a trainer, whom he told he felt a headache. He then went into a seizure and was rushed to Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth.

    Students Cope With Singleton's Death

    "Our hallways were so silent today. All the students were crying. It's the quietest I've ever heard our hallways before," said classmate Karleigh VanGelder.

    "Everybody was just scared. We didn't know what to do, what to think. We didn't know what to expect," said Arnold Griffin, one of Singleton's teammates.

    A large group of students gathered Friday to pray for their classmate and friend.

    Joshua High School JV Football Player Dies After GameJoshua High School JV Football Player Dies After Game

    A junior varsity football player has died after collapsing on the football field Thursday night.
    (Published Friday, Nov. 4, 2016)

    Before the varsity team took the field Friday night, a moment of silence was held. Fans from both teams wore blue, Joshua High School's color. For those who knew Singleton, Friday's game was an important first step in their grieving process.

    "No matter the drama, no matter who doesn't like who, we're all going to come together and be there for one another," VanGelder said.

    Robert Gray, fiance to Singleton's mother, said the boy developed a blood clot and swelling to his brain stem.

    Singleton's mother, Cassondra Singleton, said her son's organs have been donated.

    NBC 5's Holley Ford contributed to this report.

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