Locust Grove High School football coach Clint Satterfield gave a brief statement to the AJC on Wednesday. Locust Grove offensive lineman Forrest Jones died on Tuesday after suffering from what doctors believed to be a heat stroke or heat exhaustion, according to the family. It happened after Jones participated in a voluntary workout last week.
It’s a tragedy. On behalf of the family and the Locust Grove football program, we would just like to thank everybody in the community and across the state for their prayers and blessings, and for keeping us in their thoughts. We want to dedicate this season to [Jones]. He was a model young man, a hard worker, and never gave us any problems at all. He was just a great kid. It’s a tragedy.
Satterfield politely declined to answer any questions, saying “I’m just not ready to do that right now.”