Byhalia High varsity football competed against Coahoma County Friday night.
Mitchell was taken out of the game but then asked to be put back in the game, according to close friends.
When Mitchell started playing again, he went into cardiac arrest.
Mitchell was then rushed to the hospital, where he had a seizure. Mitchell was later pronounced dead.
Byhalia High School released the following statement regarding the player's death:
“Our BHS family mourns the loss of Dennis Mitchell, a beloved student-athlete who collapsed on the field during Friday night’s game at Coahoma. Please keep his family, our coaches, the team, students, administrators, faculty, and staff in your thoughts and prayers.”
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