Brandon Smith Obituary: The untimely passing of the high school football player Brandon Smith has been making news headlines.
His football coach had written a missing person post on Saturday, following which the search for him was underway. The authorities discovered his dead body on 3rd Street in Manchester a day later.
The heart-wrenching incident saddened everyone close to him, and his death has affected his family and team more than anyone else.
Furthermore, the entire Manchester community is now demanding a serious investigation into the matter.
Brandon Smith was a young football player who was part of the Manchester Blue Devils football team.
Currently, in his sophomore year, Smith was one of the most trusted defensive linemen on the team.
The coach, Stephen Holmes, and his teammates had great expectations from him and were hopeful that he would become a great NFL player one day. But with his unexpected death, all their hopes have gone.
Smith was all set to play in a state title game for the Blue Devils on Monday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Unfortunately, he passed away just a day before the game.
Manchester High Brandon Smith Obituary And Death Cause
The Manchester High School football player Brandon Smith has reportedly been found dead this Sunday.
According to the sources, the authorities had been searching for him since his school lodged a missing report on Saturday. His dead body was discovered on Sunday evening.
Following this, the police have been investigating his death in cooperation with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. However, nothing substantial about the cause of his death has been found yet.
The Meriwether Schools superintendent Robert Griffin and Manchester HS principal Suze Neal issued a joint letter confirming his death.
The letter read, “We are heartbroken to hear the news of the tragic and untimely death of one of our student-athletes, Brandon Smith. Manchester High School’s celebration of playing for the Georgia 1-A State Football Championship has unfortunately turned into something none of us could have fathomed.”
Moreover, the school remembered him as a loyal teammate and friend who was good both on and off the field.
Blue Devils To Play Their First State Championship Game Since 1997
The Manchester Blue Devils will play their first championship game in 26 years on Monday. The team had last appeared in such a game and won the state title in 1997.
Everyone in the community supports the team, and the management admits that not only coaches and players have contributed to the team, but the community’s support has also played a crucial part in their success.
As a result, the Monday night against the Bowdon will be special for everyone who supports the Blue Devils.
Especially it is a huge achievement for coach Stephen Holmes and his players, who worked hard throughout the year to reach here.
Unfortunately, one of their players’ untimely demise has spoiled the celebration of playing for the Georgia Class A Division II State Championship. Despite everything, Coach Holmes and his team are in high spirits and are ready to take on Bowdon.