Kansas high school football head coach on life support after a ruptured brain aneurysm

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Kari Driskell, wife of Blue Valley High School (Stillwell, Kansas) head football coach Eric Driskell, says her husband “needs a miracle” after sustaining a ruptured brain aneurysm on Sunday.  According to media reports, the 43-year Driskell was eating with fellow coaches when he collapsed.

Driskell, the father of two who is a Blue Valley alum, has led his school to two state championships.  Last season, his team lost to Derby 17-14 in the 6A state title game.

Blue Valley finished 2016 ranked No. 2 in the High School Football America Kansas Top 5.

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America.Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet.Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.