Cause of death undetermined for northern Minnesota prep football player

Jackson Pfister played for Esko High School

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October 14, 2019 - 6:44 am

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Funeral services are Sunday for a high school football player from Esko who died during a game last weekend.

15-year-old Jackson Pfister collapsed during the game on Friday night in Aitkin.

Administrators at Esko High School say grief counselors are available to talk to Pfister's fellow students about his death.

Superintendent Aaron Fischer released a statement about the teenager:

"The whole community and staff and players and students, we're all just sad about the news and our hearts go out to the family and we’re all thinking of him. "Jackson was just a terrific young man and we all think very highly of him and we'll miss him greatly."

Pfister was taken to Riverwood Healthcare Center with what police call a "serious medical condition."  

He died a short time later.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death.

Services for Jackson take place at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet.

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