Authorities are investigating the death of a high school football player during a varsity game in Aitkin.
According to the Aitkin Police Department, 15-year-old Jackson Pfister, who was playing for Esko High School, collapsed on the field at around 9:19 p.m. Friday night.
He was taken by ambulance to Riverwood Healthcare Center "with a serious medical condition" and died a short time later, a news release says:
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Pfister family, Jackson’s teammates and the Esko community," the department says.
Cause of death is still unknown; the police department and the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office are looking into it.