Georgia’s high school football season officially begins Saturday with the Corky Kell Classic – five back-to-back games at the Georgia Dome. It’s a tough time for several communities where football players have died in recent weeks. Jon Nelson from GPB Sports talks about those teams and looks at season ahead.
Funeral services have been set for a suburban Atlanta high school player who suffered a deadly spinal cord injury during a preseason football game. The junior at Creekside High School in Fairburn fractured a vertebra in his upper spinal cord during a scrimmage Friday night, investigators in the Atlanta area's Fulton County Medical Examiner's officials have said.
Authorities say a high school football player who died after a scrimmage suffered blunt force head and neck trauma. An investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office says 16-year-old Deantre Turman fractured a vertebra in his upper spinal cord during a preseason scrimmage Friday night.