BURKE COUNTY, Ga.- On Tuesday, Oct. 6 students at Burke County High School are mourning the loss of a classmate.
Students and staff gathered at the flag pole this morning to remember Rodderick ‘Rod’ Williams.
Williams, a junior football player, collapsed on the field during practice two weeks ago.
No official word on the cause of death.
A prayer vigil wrapped up about 8:00 a.m.
Grief counselors will be on hand today to help students and staff cope with this terrible loss.
Funeral arrangements for Rodderick Williams are made for Saturday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Burke County High School, J.D. Smith Auditorium.