8th Grade Football Star Killed

Avery Noble

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At around 11:40 pm on Saturday May 4th, 2019 Jaylon McKenzie, an 8th grade football star was shot and killed at a party that night. Jaylon was only 14 years old and already had many college offers to play football from the University of Missouri and the University of Illinois. In November 2018, he was featured in the Future Issue of Sports Illustrated along with 5 other teen stars. He was at the party along the Illinois-Missouri border when shots were fired and a stray bullet hit Jaylon. He later died on at the hospital.

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