A family that's been through so much heartache this year has a reason to celebrate.
Zaevion Dobson, a 15-year-old football player at Fulton High School, was an innocent victim of gang violence in December, when he died shielding his friends from gunfire.
Zaevion hoped to play college and professional sports, now his older brother may make those dreams come true, in Zae's honor.
On Friday, Zach Dobson won a state championship! He captured first place in the triple jump at Spring Fling with a jump of over 46 feet.
His mother, Zenobia, was there to celebrate with him. The two have been through so much--- but this gave them something to smile about.
"I got the crowd rocking with me and I just thought about my brother and I just jumped. That's when I I got the long jump. It feels amazing. I just want to give all my glory to God and my brother and thank them. For giving me the chance to get out here and compete with everybody," said Zach.
The track isn't the only place Zach is famous for his jumping ability. He's also a very good football player for the Falcons and has offers from a number of Division 1 programs.
WBIR contributed to this story.