The principal of a Staten Island high school where a football player died says the teenager's spirit will always be with his team.
Sixteen-year-old Miles Kirkland died last Monday after collapsing during practice for the Curtis High School Warriors.
Principal Aurelia Curtis told fans at the team's season opener Saturday that "the spirit of that great Warrior will be with this team."
The Staten Island Advance reports that Kirkland's family attended the game against Fort Hamilton High School. They wore shirts with the teen's picture beneath the words "Gone but never forgotten."
The Curtis High football team wore "MK" decals on the back of their helmets.
Family members have said Kirkland passed a physical in July and they were not aware of any pre-existing conditions.