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Moment of silence held to honor Linden High School football player Xavier McClain

LINDEN, N.J. — A high school football team in New Jersey returned to the field Saturday for the first time since the death of a teammate.

A moment of silence was held before Linden High School’s game against Perth Amboy as they remembered 16-year-old Xavier McClain.

READ MORE: Linden community in mourning after student Xavier McClain dies after being injured in football game

Xavier died Wednesday after being seriously injured during a game on Sept. 9.

The school and town are rallying around the teen’s family, left devastated by the promising young football player’s death.

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