Friday, October 5, 2012
HARTSVILLE, S.C. --
Ronald Rouse, a senior defensive end for the Hartsville Red Foxes, collapsed on the sideline during a game against Crestwood tonight and later died.
With 3:39 to play in the first half, the 6-foot-3, 320-pound Rouse was in on a tackle and stayed down on the field following the play. Team officials went on to the field to assist Rouse, who eventually got to his feet and walked to the sideline where he collapsed.
An EMS crew worked on Rouse on the sideline and could be seen working on him in the ambulance before it departed for the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Hartsville leads 27-7 at halftime, and the second half will not be played.
South Strand News is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not South Strand News.