North Shore student-athlete Javon Cole’s life to be honored next week

A Texas high school football player who was killed this past weekend will be honored on Wednesday with a balloon release to remember his life.

Jarvon Coles was shot and killed over the weekend during a drive-by shooting. The 18-year-old, who was a wide receiver at North Shore High School (Houston, Texas), was attending a house party when a car pulled up and began shooting at the attendees.

After being taken to the hospital, Coles passed away. His funeral service will be held this Saturday.

Coles was a standout on and off the football field. He had a 4.1 GPA and was an all-district linebacker.

The 18-year-old was planning to play college football this fall for Lamar University. One of North Shore’s assistant coaches, Kyle Herridge, raved about the impact of Coles, who was the definition of a student-athlete.

“You cannot measure the impact he had on and off the field in our program,” Herridge said. “Truly an incredible human being. Prayers needed for his family, our student-athletes, our staff, and the entire North Shore community. Rest easy Jarvon Coles.”

The drive-by shooters have not been found.

Story originally appeared on High School Sports