Two Georgia prep football players die

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Two Georgia high school football players have died, one of them after he collapsed while leaving the field after practice.

The Henry County schools superintendent's office confirmed Wednesday that 16-year-old Forrest Jones, a student at Locust Grove High School, died Tuesday night at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Jones had been hospitalized since Monday when he collapsed while leaving the field. His father, Glenn Jones, says doctors told him the collapse was heat-related.

The family says players, coaches and the principal visited the hospital constantly.

In Lake City, Fla. a Georgia teen attending football camp died following practice Tuesday morning.

Columbia County authorities say 16-year-old Don'terio J. Searcy of Fitzgerald High School was found unresponsive in his cabin. He was transported to a hospital, where attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.


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