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Football official collapses, dies at sub-varsity game in Pineland last Thursday

A high school football game official died after collapsing while working a junior varsity game in Pineland last Thursday night.

 

West Sabine ISD Superintendent Mike Pate the official collapsed while on the sidelines of a game against Hemphill.

 

The official was identified as 53-year old Carl Kegler, a Lufkin native. Paramedics at the scene say it appeared Kegler suffered a seizure.

 

It was also reported to be Kegler’s first assignment as an on-field official. 

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