Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 9/27/13
A high school football team in New York has played their final game of the season after only two contests. Westfield Academy (N.Y.) — which had their hopeful football season shaken by tragic reality after a player died following a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit during a game earlier this month — has decided to cancel the rest of their schedule. Damon Janes, a 16-year old junior, lost consciousness after the devastating hit in a game on September 13. The star running back died three days later. Since then the team has struggled with the memory of a lost teammate — whose motto was "Giving up is simply not an option" — and the heartbreak to carry on the season without him.   The Wolverines' varsity players took a paper-ballot vote and decided that the pain was too great, that their season would end after just two games. "The pending motion was shared with players from both teams at a team meeting on Monday," a statement on the school’s website reads. "During the meeting, players
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