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Broome plays home opener in remembrance of three students

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Students at Broome High are "Broome Strong." (FOX Carolina) Students at Broome High are "Broome Strong." (FOX Carolina)

The Broome High School Centurions took the field Friday night in honor of three students who passed away recently.

Before kickoff, Principal Todd Hardy dedicated the game to Chaquantei Fowler, Eli Dixon, and Kylie Gillette.

Fowler, a new freshman, passed away Wednesday after he passed out at school.

Gillette, a former student, died in a car accident near Charleston last weekend.

Dixon, a rising freshman, was hit and killed by a car while walking on June 17.

Several students wore shirts with the phrase #BroomeStrong on them.

They said the phrase blew up on social media in the wake of the sudden deaths.

"We're a close knit-school and we have each other's back no matter what… everybody kind of knew the kids that died, so we all decided to make the logo and make the shirts," said Kayson Crowe, a Broome student.

Principal Hardy said he's not surprised his students responded in this matter.

"Everyone knows everyone, so this is a movement put forth by the students in order to show their solidarity and support of these young people who lost their lives," said Hardy.

Hardy said he's been in touch with all three families.

Fowler's father, Timothy Fowler, told FOX Carolina he appreciates what Broome has done to honor his son's memory.

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