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Football

Southern Durham football player OK after illness at practice

Published: 2013-08-08 22:22:00
Updated: 2013-08-08 22:29:42

Aug 8, 2013

Southern Durham High School running back William Cameron fell ill during practice on Thursday evening and was taken to Duke Hospital where he was being treated.

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According to Durham Public Schools spokesman Chip Sudderth, Cameron was being treated for dehydration on Thursday night but is expected to be OK after emergency crews responded to the high school.

Witnesses at the high school said fire trucks and an ambulance responded to the football field during practice.

Cameron, a rising junior, stands at 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds. He was an all-conference selection last season in the PAC 6 4-A Conference.

In June, Cameron picked up a scholarship offer from West Virginia.

High school football practice began Aug. 1, in North Carolina. Wednesday was the first day teams were allowed to wear full gear and participate in body-to-body contact.

Southern Durham is scheduled to open the season on Aug. 30, at home against rival Hillside. The Spartans are now a member of the Big Eight 3-A Conference.

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