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WAKEFIELD – Superintendent David DiBarri and Deputy Fire Chief Tom Purcell report that a Northeast Metro Tech football player was seriously injured after a collision during a junior varsity game on Saturday.

At around 10:30 a.m., Wakefield Fire responded to the high school football field to a report of a boy who was unconscious.

Members of the Wakefield Fire Department and Police provided medical attention to the 16-year-old boy until paramedics from the Cataldo Ambulance Department arrived at the scene.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

“Our thoughts and support are with our injured student-athlete, his family, friends, classmates and teammates during this difficult time and we are monitoring the situation closely,” said Superintendent DiBarri.

The match, between Northeast Metro Tech and Saugus High School, has been suspended following the incident.

School officials work with guidance and counseling staff to provide emotional support services to the football team and other students.

No other information is available at the moment.

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