SC High School football player dies following collapse on field

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DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. - A South Carolina High School football player died after he collapsed on the field Friday.

Hartsville High School senior Ronald Rouse was involved in a tackle and collapsed.

Coaches assisted Rouse to his feet, but he walked to the sideline and collapsed again.

Emergency crews took him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Coroners said Rouse had an enlarged heart and died of a sudden irregular heartbeat.

The game in Darlington County was cancelled at halftime.