- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) - A New York community is remembering a popular high school football player who died last week during a pre-season conditioning camp.

The funeral for Joshua Mileto was held Tuesday in Lake Ronkonkoma (rahn-KAHN’-kuh-muh), Long Island.

Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/2w6U1Ce ) says young men wearing football jerseys lined the steps as the teen’s family followed the black coffin into the church.

The 16-year-old died Thursday when he was struck on the head by a log that he and teammates were carrying during a training exercise.

The teen loved the New York Giants - and also played baseball.


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