Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Gurdon High School Soph Dies During Football Practice

by Jeff Fisher
Arkansas High School Football Huddle

For the second year in a row, an Arkansas high school football player has died during fall camp.

A 15-year old Gurdon High School sophomore died during his team's football practice last evening.

Law enforcement authorities are reporting that Montel Williams died after practicing for about an hour-and-a-half on Tuesday evening.

Officials are not saying with the death is heat-related, but an autopsy is being conducted.

Williams is the fourth player to die during the first two weeks of fall practice.  An assistant coach in Texas also passed away on the practice field last week.

Last year, Tyler Davenport of Lamar High School died during fall football camp.