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Updated Nov 13, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Funeral services set for Hopi High football player

POLACCA, Ariz. — Funeral services for a Hopi High School football player
who died from a traumatic brain injury suffered during a playoff game are set
for Friday.

The services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in
Polacca on the Hopi reservation.

The 17-year-old Youvella scored his team’s only touchdown in a 60-6 loss to
Arizona Lutheran Academy on Saturday. Before the game was over, he fell hard on
his head and collapsed a couple of plays later. He died Monday at a Phoenix
hospital.

Youvella is survived by his father, Wallace Youvella Jr., and siblings Vince,
Khrystyl, Torri, Zachary, Ryesa, Layne and Dominique.

Hopi High School is taking donations for his family. The Arizona
Interscholastic Association
also is setting up a fund.

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