A high school football player in West Virginia died after suddenly collapsing on the field during a game on Friday night, Sept. 13.

According to Roane County school officials, senior Alex Miller collapsed in between the first and second quarters in a game against Clay County High School, WCHS & WVAH TV reported.

Miller was given medical attention immediately at the scene and then taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The school wrote a post on their Facebook page Saturday morning, read “The Roane County community suffered a tragic loss last night with the passing of Alex Miller. Roane County High School will open its doors at noon (Saturday) for the students to be with one another during this difficult time. Counselors, local pastors, teachers, parents and friends will be available as our community continues to grieve.”

Miller played wide receiver and was a strong safety.

The game was initially postponed until Saturday after Miller’s collapse, then suspended indefinitely.

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