Creekside H.S. honors football player who died in scrimmage - CBS46 News

Creekside H.S. honors football player who died in scrimmage

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FAIRBURN, GA (CBS46) -

The first home game for the Creekside High School Seminoles was an emotional one.

DeAnte Turman, called "Tre Tre" to his friends, was not on the field. Turman died on Aug. 18 during a scrimmage game against Banneker High School.

Turman, 16, broke his neck while trying to make a tackle.

The junior was already getting scouted at the college level. He was even offered a scholarship to play for the University of Kentucky.

On Friday, as the Seminoles took the field, they released balloons with the No. 2 into the sky. Even the opposing team's cheerleaders wore the No. 2 on their socks.

"Tre Tre was a good kid, very athletic," Kinan Humphrey said. "I coached against him a couple of times in the youth league and I was looking forward to seeing him go to the next level and play in college."

Family members told CBS Atlanta News that the tackle Turman made was routine, something he'd done hundreds of times.

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