Principal: Football player injured during Riverside-Southern Lab game ‘doing well’

Principal: Football player injured during Riverside-Southern Lab game ‘doing well’
A high school football player was injured during a game Thursday night and had to be airlifted to a hospital, emergency officials say. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A high school football player was injured during a game Thursday night and was airlifted from the field, but school officials said he is okay and the trip to the hospital was out of extreme caution.

The game was Thursday, Oct. 10 between Southern Lab and Riverside Academy. The game was being played in Baton Rouge at AW Mumford Stadium.

The Riverside principal identified the injured player as Kayon Brumfield. Principal Michael Coburn said Brumfield was hit hard enough to be knocked unconscious and because there was no ambulance at the game, a helicopter was called in and flew him to Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center as a precaution. Coburn added Brumfield was unconscious for about 30 minutes but was fine.

According to Coburn, Brumfield is still in the hospital and will most likely go home Saturday.

Southern Lab prevailed 47-34 over Riverside.

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