Texas community, teammates honor memory of late high school football player

(KTVT/CNN) — A Texas community is in mourning after a 15-year-old player collapsed during a football game. Aaron Singleton died Friday after hitting his face mask on the ground during a junior varsity football game.

Friends and family say Aaron was athletic and outgoing. Besides playing football, he was a member of the marching band, and his teammate Elijah Boles said “he was also in choir, and he ran track, and he played baseball. He did everything.”

On Saturday night, he was remembered by his Joshua High School teammates, and the varsity team walked onto the football field, hand-in-hand and holding Aaron’s jersey.

Aaron’s mother Cassondra Singleton tries to cope with the loss of a son whose only known health issue was asthma.

During an away game against Cleburne High School, loved ones say the sophomore hit the ground face first. “He just got hit real hard and after that he wasn’t himself,” said teammate Arnold Griffin.

Minutes later, Aaron had a seizure. Family members say he had a blood clot in his brain surgeons could not reach.

Ribbons were passed out, with a dollar contribution to the Singleton family, a family making sure his memory lives on through organ donation.

“He will live on through others,” his mother said.

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