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High school football player dies from injuries following game

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EUCLID, OH (WJW) - A Euclid High School football player died Sunday after being injured in a Friday night game.

Andre Jackson is on the Euclid athletic's webpage as "a junior that plays full back and outside linebacker for the football team. His favorite subject in school is math." Jackson's jersey number was 48. A Euclid schools' spokesperson confirmed his death to Fox 8.

The Euclid School District released the following statement concerning Jackson's death.

Today, Euclid High School junior Andre L. Jackson passed away following an injury sustained during Friday night's football game. Andre was a hardworking student-athlete that brought smiles to all those with whom he came in contact. The Euclid City School District would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Jackson family during this horrific time.

Jackson was taken to Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood after his injury.

The Euclid Panthers played Friday, September 23 at Solon. They lost the contest, 13-33.

On Sunday, the Solon City Schools released the following statement as well:

The Solon Schools are mourning the loss tonight of Euclid High School student Andre L. Jackson, who passed away earlier today.

A junior and member of the Panthers football team, Andre was 17. He sustained an injury in Friday night's game against the Comets. The cause of his death is yet unknown.

Everyone in the Solon Comets athletic program and the Solon Schools sends prayers and thoughts of comfort to Andre's family, friends, teammates, coaches as well as the Euclid High School and Euclid communities.

Counselors will be available this week for our Solon students who want to talk or need additional support.

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