In Placer County on a Saturday morning, a shocking incident of a high school football player collapse transpired. A four-way high school football jamboree unexpectedly interrupted the game. Approximately 15 minutes into the match, Trevor Loveall, a Capital Christian player standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing 305 pounds, found himself arising from a pileup during a short-yardage play, only to abruptly collapse moments later.
Witnesses described tense moments as efforts were made to revive Loveall. Capital Christian’s assistant coaches, Nifae Laelao and Brendaon Norman, along with team trainer Gonzalo Chevez, swiftly initiated CPR. Notably, local fireman Jonathan Anderson, whose son plays for Capital Christian, jumped in from the stands to lend a hand.
Following the high school football player collapse incident, Loveall was rushed to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Fortunately, a CT scan indicated no head or neck injuries. However, Loveall remains in ICU and will undergo a series of tests to determine the cause of his collapse. Players from all participating teams – Capital Christian, Lodi, Center, and Lincoln – united in a heartwarming display of camaraderie and concern.
Aaron Garcia, Capital Christian’s head coach and athletic director, expressed his confusion and concern: “Trevor’s vital signs are good. He’s stable in ICU. We’re all unsure about what triggered this, but his family is optimistic about his future.”
Garcia recounted the on-field incident, “Initially, when Trevor didn’t rise, I presumed a shoulder injury. But approaching him, it was evident the situation was gravely serious. It resembled a seizure, which was frightening for all.”
Lincoln High’s coach, Allen Berg, advocated for halting the scrimmage, considering the emotional toll on the players. “You could see the emotional strain on every face. So many reached out, anxious about Trevor’s wellbeing,” Berg said, emotionally adding, “We all hope the young man recovers soon.”