Georgia High School Football Player, 17, Found Dead Day Before Team Was Set to Play in State Championship

Posted on AllSides December 11th, 2023
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A high school football player in Georgia was found dead Sunday, the night before his team was set to play in the state championship in Atlanta, according to school officials. Brandon Smith was a 17-year-old offensive and defensive lineman at Manchester High School, located about 69 miles south of Atlanta. He had been reported missing Saturday. A joint statement posted online by the superintendent of the Meriwether County School System and the principal of Manchester High School expressed shock at Smith’s death. “We are heartbroken to hear the news of...

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