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Boy, 13, dies after practice

SNELLVILLE - A 13-year-old boy died after about two hours of conditioning for the upcoming Gwinnett Football League season.

Ted Bailey, chief investigator for the county medical examiner, said Jacheem Xavier died at 9:45 p.m. Monday at Eastside Medical Center. Bailey said results of tests to determine the cause could take 12 weeks, but 'there's no evidence it's a heat-related death.'

The 6-foot-1, 230-pound eighth-grader was with teammates at Shiloh High School. Youth league president Erik Richards said he began vomiting shortly after a two-hour workout that began at

7 p.m. and then lost consciousness.

Richards said it is the first on-field death in his 19 years with the league.