Story updated 6:49 a.m.
An autopsy could be performed as early as today on D'Iberville (Miss.)
senior fullback Latrell Dunbar
, who died Friday night after collapsing on the field during a game at Gautier.
According to the The Sun Herald, the coroner in Jackson County said the autopsy will be performed today if state pathologist Paul McGarry is available.
Dunbar went down away from the ball after a play in the third quarter. He received CPR on the field before medics arrived, and then was rushed to Ocean Springs hospital.
The Mississippi Press
reported that school officials confirmed Dunbar's death, citing injuries sustained during the game. D'lberville coach Buddy Singleton told the Clarion-Ledger that Dunbar collapsed while returning to the huddle. He did not carry the ball during the game.
"(Paramedics) did everything possible," Singleton said.
The 5-foot-7, 185-pound Dunbar played offense, defense, and special teams for D'Iberville.
Last week, in a 27-0 victory over Vancleave, he carried the ball four times for 26 yards while making two tackles on defense.
"I've been in this for a long time and I have always feared something like this would happen," Singleton, 70, told reporters. "He was a great kid."
The game was delayed more than 20 minutes as Dunbar was taken to the hospital. Players voted to continue with the game, which D'lberville won 17-14. After the game, players were told that Dunbar had passed.
"This is by far the worst moment I've ever had," Singleton told The Sun Herald. "The game really didn't mean anything."