BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Sehome High School football player Phil Millard died Sunday from head injures suffered in a football game Friday night.
Millard, a senior defensive back, was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital from Civic Field in Bellingham after tackling wide receiver Mike Elsner of crosstown rival Bellingham High during the first half.
He underwent brain surgery to relieve pressure from bleeding in the brain cavity. He lapsed into a coma following the accident and did not regain consciousness.
He died at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Millard was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Millard of Bellingham.