Superintendent: Aneurysm killed high school football player

ALTO, Texas (AP) An aneurysm is being blamed for the death of an East Texas high school football player who collapsed on the sidelines during a game.

Alto High School junior Cam’ron Matthews died Saturday after collapsing before halftime of a Friday night home game against Price-Carlisle. The rest of the game was called off.

Alto School Superintendent Kerry Birdwell tells KTRE-TV ( ) in Lufkin that the school’s athletic director was with Matthews’ family when a doctor informed them of Matthews’ diagnosis. Birdwell says the doctor told the family the aneurysm may not be football-related.

An aneurysm is a blood-filled bulge or balloon in a blood vessel wall that can rupture.

Alto High School has about 200 students. The town has about 1,200 residents and is about 130 miles north of Houston.

Information from: KTRE-TV,