LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A Fort Myers high school football team lit up the scoreboard to honor a former teammate who died of heat exhaustion.
16-year-old Zachary Martin-Polsenberg played for Riverdale High School but died in July 2017 after suffering from heat exhaustion during a practice that June.
This Monday night, his teammates put together an amazing effort to honor him. In a make-up game for Friday’s game that was postponed by lightning, the Riverview Raiders trounced the East Lee County Jaguars 72-0.
Zach wore number 72, and the team passed up further opportunities to score after hitting the 72-point mark.
Zach's mom shared her thoughts on the Zach Martin Memorial Foundation's Facebook page, which is part of her mission to promote education about heat illness prevention.