Photos: Memorial service for Hopi High football player

Charles Youvella memorial service

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Charles Youvella memorial service

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 14 at 11:10 AM

KEAMS CANYON, Ariz. -- Friends, teammates, school staff and community members gathered at a memorial service Wednesday night for an Arizona high school football player who died from a brain injury he suffered on the field.

Seventeen-year-old Charles Youvella died after a playoff game Saturday night.

The Hopi High School wide receiver scored a touchdown -- the only one for the team.

During the game, he hit his head and later collapsed on the field. He died Monday at a hospital.

Funeral services are set for Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Polacca on the Hopi reservation.
 

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