Joshua Mileto, 16, died at the hospital miles away from the practice field after he and several friends attempted a difficult drill. Mileto and four other players were attempting to carry a large, heavy log when the log fell, hitting Mileto in the head.
Another high schooler died during football practice today. Five players dead since June-4 high school & 1 college including 2 heat stroke— Karen Hensel (@KarenNBCBoston) August 10, 2017
Heart goes out to the Sachem East football player who lost his life during preseason workout. Always took those days for granted. RIP 🏈— Tyler Simpson (@Tsimp24) August 10, 2017
strikes me as HC tying to make practice like an army boot camp when there r many safer ways to bld strength, endurance and teamwork. Sad— Rahul Kapur (@rkapur000) August 10, 2017
I'm a big proponent of football and you'll never convince me kids running carrying a heavy log makes them better football players— Rahul Kapur (@rkapur000) August 10, 2017