High School Football Player Dies After Collapsing at Practice

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A 15-year-old precocious schoolhouse shot subordinate died aft collapsing astatine the archetypal time of signifier successful mediate Georgia.

Bibb County schoolhouse territory officials accidental Joshua Ivory, a pupil astatine Southwest High School successful Macon, went into distress Monday, prompting coaches to telephone an ambulance.

Monday was the archetypal time of signifier for teams statewide. Rules telephone for a five-day play for players to get utilized to vigor and carnal exertion portion practicing successful shorts and helmets. Aug. 2 is the archetypal time that players are allowed to signifier successful pads.

According to the National Weather Service, Macon reached a precocious of 97 degrees Fahrenheit (36 degrees Celsius) connected Monday earlier 4 p.m. The signifier started astatine 6 p.m., according to The Telegraph of Macon.

Ivory died successful a infirmary exigency room, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said. No origin of decease has been announced and an autopsy is planned.

Bibb County schools Athletic Director Barney Hester told The Telegraph that Southwest High caput manager Joe Dupree saw what was happening and followed authorities rules.

“We called 911, the occurrence motortruck was present successful 5 to six minutes,” Hester told the newspaper. “It was handled successful a timely manner. ... Joe Dupree and his unit did a truly singular occupation erstwhile we realized we had a pupil successful distress.”

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“The nonaccomplishment of 1 of our students successful Bibb County is huge,” Hester said. “We are each grieving. We person a young antheral that unluckily is not going to beryllium with america anymore and we person to woody with that.”

The territory canceled practices Tuesday and are reviewing however practices are conducted.

“Joshua was a fantastic young antheral afloat of committedness and zeal. He had an infectious grin and a precise benignant heart. He enjoyed sports and spending clip with his family,” Southwest main A. Bernard Young said successful a connection Tuesday. “Joshua’s property made it casual for him to marque a large content and immense interaction connected his teammates, coaches, and the full Southwest family."

Young said territory counselors would beryllium disposable to students and employees. Hester said the territory volition grant Ivory.

The Georgia High School Association said it is gathering information.

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