West Virginia High Schoolers Chant in Honor of Student Who Died After Collapsing on Football Field

Students, teachers, and employees at businesses across West Virginia wore maroon-colored clothing on Tuesday, September 17, to honor a high school football player who died after collapsing on the field.

According to reports, Roane County High School senior Alex Miller died on Friday, September 13, after he collapsed during Roane County’s game against Clay County High School.

A candlelight vigil was held for Miller on the field at Roane County High School on Saturday, with students and community members gathered to remember him.

Schools across West Virginia took to social media to ask students and staff to wear maroon on Tuesday, September 17, to honor Miller and Roane County High School.

This video shows students from Lincoln County High School in Hamlin, West Virginia, chanting “Raiders!” in tribute to Miller and his team – the Roane County Raiders. Credit: Lincoln County High School via Storyful