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High School football player in Georgia dies after collapsing

zyressAccording to the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, a young high school man, and captain of his football team passed away.  Zyrees Oliver was a leader of his football team, but early Monday, his family removed him from the ventilator that was keeping him alive for 5 days.  Zyrees was originally from New Jersey and  moved to Douglas County for a fresh start. Zyrees was only 17 years of age. 

Zyrees had remained in critical condition since collapsing at home late Tuesday, hours after football practice at school. In the hours before he was supposed to start his first day of his senior year of high school Wednesday, he was rushed to the hospital from his Douglasville home. Zyrees was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and then to WellStar Kennestone, where he remained late Sunday with family members by his side. 

Zyrees was a great kid, he ran track, played football and held a 3.8 GPA level.  He was a very great kid. 

We are saddened to hear the news, and please ask that you keep the Oliver family in your prayers.  

#RIPZyress  #PrayersUp 


Damond Talbot

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