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NAPLES — The Community School varsity football game was stopped for more than 30 minutes on Thursday night after a player on the visiting team suffered an asthma attack. Miami-Choice Prep sophomore offensive lineman Jarvis Headly was down on the field before paramedics arrived and treated him on the scene.
The attack happened with 7:01 left in the fourth quarter and Choice Prep holding a 21-3 lead. Before paramedics arrived on the scene, Headly was attended to on the field by the CSN athletic training staff.
Following the conclusion of the game Headly was transported to North Collier Hospital for observation. According to Choice Prep officials, Headly suffers from asthma and started to have symptoms after taking a blow to the head early in the fourth quarter.
The game continued after the stoppage, albeit with a running clock, and Choice Prep won 21-3.
Community School coach Damon Jones said the incident was scary, especially for many of the players on his team who are competing in their first year of tackle football.
“It’s scary and you never like to see a player lying down on the field like that,” Jones said. “These are young kids out here and it’s tough when something like that happens. We wish him the best and hopefully he can bounce back.”
Choice Prep officials said after the game that Headly was taken to the hospital for precautionary measures, and that he’s expected to be released later in the evening.