A Pike High School football player died Tuesday after suffering a medical incident at practice Monday, according to the school.
Collin Kelly, an offensive lineman, was going to be a sophomore this fall at Pike.
The school issued a brief statement through director of human resources, Joe Lampert:
“The entire Metropolitan School District of Pike Township community is deeply saddened by the death of one of our students. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends for their profound loss.”
Former Pike coach Derek Moyers, now working at Warren Central, called Kelly “a good kid who worked hard” though he hadn’t yet worked closely with the freshman. New coach Jimmy Graves wasn’t immediately available to comment.
Kelly was listed as a 5-8, 216-pound lineman on last year’s roster.
The Marion County Coroner’s office said that it had performed an autopsy that the cause of death is pending toxicology reports. Those generally take four to six weeks, sometimes longer.
Lampert said the school did not have any more details on what he called a “tragic incident.”