Covering High School Sports in America
Another high school football player has died in Georgia.

Jason Holland, a sophomore at Ola (McDonough, Ga.) High School, died Friday from causes not yet known, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the school's Facebook page.

A scrimmage scheduled today between Ola and Henry County has been postponed.

Georgia has had more football players perish due to heat illness over the last 15 years than any state in the country. Holland's passing apparently had nothing to do with the heat or any other football issue, but Georgia football teams have been ravaged with tragedy over the last three years.

A district spokesmen told the Journal-Constitution that "whatever led to his hospitalization did not occur at school, during football practice, or immediately thereafter."

Family and friends were not as concerned about how Jason died, but how he lived and that he's now gone.

"We will remember Jason as a friend, dedicated student, and a well-loved member of our Ola High School family," a statement read on the school's Facebook page. "Please keep the Holland family and our Ola High School family in your thoughts and prayers."

A mother of one of Jason's teammates wrote on Facebook: "My heart goes out to his family during this difficult time. Such a tragic loss for such a young man. We will always remember him."

Our hearts and prayers go to the Holland family and Ola High School community. More details of Jason's life and passing as they become available.