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Damon Janes, high school football player in Western New York, dead after collision to head

Damon W. Janes, 16, a junior who attended

Damon W. Janes, 16, a junior who attended Brocton Central School, died following an injury resulting from helmet-to-helmet collision during a Westfield/Brocton varsity football game. Credit: Handout

BUFFALO, N.Y. - A high school football player who sustained a blow to the head during a game in Western New York has died.

The Buffalo News says officials at Women & Children's Hospital in Buffalo announced the death of 16-year-old Damon Janes on Monday night.

Janes was a running back on the Westfield/Brocton football team and lost consciousness after a helmet-to-helmet hit during a game against Portville on Friday. He was a junior at Brocton Central School.

The cause of death has yet to be determined.

Janes' parents released a statement expressing their "gratitude to those who have supported and prayed for Damon and his family."

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