MELBA -- Hundreds of students, staff and family members of Nick Martinez came out to show their respects Monday night following his death this weekend.
Inside the Melba Junior-Senior High School, students held glow sticks as they watched a slide show of Nick and shared their fond memories of him.
His classmates also wrote down messages on Post-it notes and wrote letters to his family.
Nick Martinez's coach and teammates on the football field say he made a lasting impact and will be missed.
He was almost the only other kid I could feel comfortable out on the field knowing I didn't have to worry about their position as much as mine. said Nick Talbot, who was a teammate of Nick Martinez. I knew that he would always have my back and not hesitate to help me at all.
According to school administrators, Nick Martinez was hit by a car Friday while on a trip with some family friends.
He was flown to a Utah hospital, but died Saturday.
A Go-Fund-Me page has been set up for Nick's family, where the community can offer their condolences or send donations.