DOWNEY (CBSLA.com) — A Downey High School football player has died nearly two days after collapsing during a game in Lynwood.

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A hospital representative for Long Beach Memorial Hospital confirmed to CBS2 that Dodi Soza died.

The 16-year-old junior wide receiver has just scored a touchdown when he collapsed on the field at Lynwood High School just before 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Soza was transported to St. Francis Medical Center and was then transferred to a special care unit at Long Beach Memorial Hospital.

Reporting for CBS2 outside Downey High School, Jeff Nguyen said there was a growing memorial of white candles and balloons in Soza’s memory. (White is Downey High School’s team color.)

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Students from rival Warren High School showed their support by hanging white balloons and a banner saying “Pray For Dodi” on the Downey school’s fence.

The community held a vigil Saturday evening at 7 p.m. The memorial was organized by Soza’s junior varsity teammates.

A vigil with white balloons and candles was held Saturday for Dodi Soza, the Downey High School football player who died Saturday after collapsing at a game two days ago. (credit: Jeff Nguyen/CBS2)

A vigil with white balloons and candles was held Saturday for Dodi Soza, the Downey High School football player who died Saturday after collapsing at a game two days ago. (credit: Jeff Nguyen/CBS2)

Participants were asked, via social media, to bring white candles or balloons.

Soza’s cause of death was not released.

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