Its sad to be reporting this. Prayers go out to the family. A 16-year-old Long Island high-school football player died Wednesday night after colliding with an opponent during a game. Tom Cutinella, a junior at Shoreham-Wading River High School, died after a collision on the field during a game.
Tom Cutinella, 16, a junior at Shoreham-Wading River HS, collapsed at about 6 p.m. after taking a hit to the head during the game in Elwood. The varsity linebacker was rushed to Huntington Hospital, where he died after emergency surgery.
The young gridiron star and his team were playing John Glenn HS when tragedy struck in the third quarter of the game. Dozens of teammates, relatives and friends waited at the hospital anxiously. When news of his death came, his supporters wailed and two collapsed in grief.