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SPOKANE, Wash. - Valley Christian School postponed its football game this week after one of its players died following a blow to the head in a Friday night game.

Andrew Swank, 17, died late Sunday following a head injury suffered when he was blocked and hit the ground during an eight-man football game on the field of defending state champion LaCrosse-Washtucna on Friday.

The Panthers have postponed this week's scheduled game against St. John-Endicott. Players met Monday afternoon to discuss the future of their season.

A benefit dinner is planned for Tuesday, October 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. for the Swank family.

The dinner will either be held at the Washtucna School or at the Grange Hall.

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