STARKE, Fla. -- A teenage football player died Wednesday following a team practice at Camp Blanding.
According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, the 14-year-old home-schooled student, identified as William Shogran Jr., was an athlete for the Sebastian River High School Football team in Sebastian, Florida.
Authorities said the high school team was holding a start of the season football camp run by the Sebastian River coaching staff. The training was held at Camp Blanding, located on State Road 16, just south of Middleburg.
CCSO says the coach called 911 around 11 a.m. after the 9th grade student became ill. He was taken to Shands Regional Medical Center in Bradford County and pronounced dead.
The team left Starke and returned to Sebastian Wednesday afternoon.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office says it was supposed to be the team's second and last day of training.
The Assistant Superintendent for the Indian River County School District says grief counselors are being made available to SRHS students.
A Sebastian River High School football coach calls 911 after a 14 year old player experienced heat exhaustion.
"The school district is deeply saddened by the loss of any of our students and it's upsetting to us that it occurred," said Bill Fritz, Asst. Superintendent.
Family members arrived at the hospital Wednesday afternoon. In Sebastian, other relatives and friends are devastated. Shogran's youth pastor of four years says the teen was a funny and caring young man.
"It's just a heavy heavy loss for everyone," said Jim Adams, Youth Pastor at Sebastian Christian Church. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky confirmed the boy who died is the son of Trooper William Shogran.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family," Wysocky said.
A south Florida teen died following a football practice at Camp Blanding.