It was recently reported that Xavier McCain, a sophomore football player at Linden High School, passed away after sustaining an injury while competing in a game.

The death of Xavier McClain, a student at Linden High School who suffered a head injury on September 9 during a varsity game versus Woodbridge (N.J.),

was announced on Facebook by Mayor Derek Armstead of Linden, New Jersey. McClain passed away two weeks after the injury.

According to, the head injury occurred during a kickoff that started the second half of the game. A few minutes after the play,

the game video shows the play being stopped and an ambulance being brought out onto the field. The game did ultimately get back underway. Linden (1-2) won 31-0. Unfortunately,

the passing of McClain is not the only tragedy that has shaken high school football teams so far this season.

The injury occurred a day after the death of a high school football player who attended a high school in the next town. According to, on September 8, Ali Muhamad, a senior at Rahway High School, passed away while he was sleeping.

Xavier McCain’s Cause of Death

According to the mayor of Linden, Xavier McClain, a sophomore at Linden High School, passed away two weeks after sustaining the injury while participating in a game.

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