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Oklahoma high school football player dies after head injury

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YUKON, Okla. (AP) - A 16-year-old Oklahoma high school football player has died after suffering an apparent head injury during a game.

Yanda and Son funeral home says Peter Webb died Sunday at an Oklahoma City hospital. Funeral services are incomplete.

The Oklahoman reports that Webb, who went Southwest Covenant in the Oklahoma City suburb of Yukon, was injured while making a tackle and striking his head on the ground during the fourth quarter of Friday's game against Strother Public Schools.

The Oklahoma Eight Man Football Coaches Association said Webb is the younger brother of the team's quarterback.

On its Facebook page, Southwest Covenant asked people to pray for Webb, who also played baseball and basketball and whose mother chairs the Christian school's board of directors.

This story has been corrected to reflect that the boy's last name was Webb, not Brown.

KTEN.com contributed to this report.

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