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WO-S quarterback dies in hospital after seizure

Orange County Deputies confirm a West Orange Stark quarterback is dead Friday night, after being transported to a local hospital from suffering a seizure on the field.

Reggie Garrett, a senior at WO-S High School, was pronounced dead at Baptist Hospital Orange just after 9:30 p.m.

Garrett jogged to the sideline after throwing a touchdown pass with nine minutes left in the second quarter, and passed out on the sidelines where paramedics suspect he had a seizure.

He was transported to the hospital where he became non-responsive.  His death is now under investigation, and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

According to family members of Garrett, he had a history of seizures.

Emotions ran high during a post game meeting as coaches, players, parents, administrators and teachers all huddled up at the 50 yard line.

Coaches said this is a time in life for a lot more important things than football.

WO-S Players were on their knees crying and consoling each other alongside their parents.

Defensive coordinator Cornel Thompson said he saw Garrett collapse after the special teams huddled on the sideline.  Thompson said he knew Garrett had a history of seizures, but did not know to what extent, or how serious they were.

Paramedics rushed to give him medical care, and as they loaded Garrett onto the stretcher, his eyes were still open.

The team got the news of his death during the fourth quarter.

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