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Dutch Fork High holds Jack Alkhatib memorial service

The 17-year-old player collapsed suddenly during practice on Tuesday and died.

IRMO, S.C. — Dutch Fork High School held a memorial service Friday for football player Jack Alkhatib, who died suddenly after collapsing at practice on Tuesday.

Alkhatib was practicing with the team Tuesday afternoon when he collapsed. He was rushed to Prisma Health-Parkridge, where doctors pronounced him dead a short time later. 

Both Dutch Fork and their opponent, Gaffney High, confirmed late Wednesday afternoon that Friday's game would not happen.

Alkhatib was just 17 years old.

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