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Kenney Bui, Evergreen High School Football Player, Dies From Game Injury

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A high-school football player from Washington state has died from injuries sustained in a game, officials said Monday, the second game-related fatality in just over a week.

Highline Public Schools said in a statement that Kenney Bui, a senior at Evergreen High School, was "critically injured" during Friday night's game. He underwent surgery at Harborview Medical Center but died late Monday morning, the school district said.

"This is a devastating loss for all of us," Superintendent Susan Enfield said.

Bui was a senior at the Technology and Communications High School, one of three small schools housed on the Evergreen campus.

Bui's age and the nature of his injuries weren't immediately clear. His death comes just over a week after a New Jersey high-school quarterback died after being injured in a varsity football came.

Senio Kelemete, an offensive guard for the New Orleans Saints and alumnus of Evergreen, joined an outpouring of support on social media.

"You'll be greatly missed Kenney!" he posted on Twitter, using the hashtag #Evergreenstrong.

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