On Friday Night, a Kennedy High School football player collapsed in the middle of the game and would not end up making it. Emmanuel Antwi was a high school football player in California that collapsed in the middle of the game around 8:20pm on Friday. Medical personnel attended to him and immediately rushed him to a nearby hospital.
Yesterday, Antwi passed away. School officials quickly canceled the game and cleared out the limited fans in attendance after the incident.
The Sacramento School District released this statement on the icident.
“Today we learned that Emmanuel Antwi, a John F. Kennedy senior athlete, died after a medical emergency during Friday night’s football game,” the district said in a statement Saturday. “We do not have many details to share beyond this. Our hearts go out to Emmanuel’s family and our school community during this difficult time. We ask all to give them privacy and time for healing and comfort as they grieve,” the district continued.
A Go Fund Me was created for the family. The Go Fund Me has already surpassed 20,000 dollars. This what the Go Fund Me says:
We are raising money to help with the funeral and expenses due to his unexpected passing. He was a senior at John F Kennedy High School. He was only 18 years old and collapsed on the field on 03/19/2021. It was the first game of the season. After waiting months due to COVID, the first football game of the season was finally here! He just told his football coach that he finally got his driver’s license. He was so excited. Emmanuel “Manny” was loved by so many and he was a great young man and he definitely was too young to pass away. All money raised will be given to his mom to take care of his funeral cost and to help her take care of any bills and her other two children. We do not want her to worry about going to work so she can be with Manny’s siblings during this tragic time. Please respect their privacy and give them as much time and space that they need.
We at NFL Draft Diamonds would like to extend our thoughts an prayers to the Antwi familiy.