Football squad returns to practice after teammate’s death

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The Mount Saint Michael Academy football team returned to practice today after a player died on the field earlier this week.

Teammates began workouts with heavy hearts and helmets. On Tuesday, police say Dominick Bess, a 14-year-old player from the Bronx, went into cardiac arrest during his first day of practice. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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