LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Abraham Romero, described by teammates, as the heart of the team, died on September 17. He was placed in a medically induced coma for three weeks after collapsing while on the field during a game against Deming on August 26.
Hundreds were present at the Las Cruces First Church services. Funeral services followed at St. Joseph's Cemetery. The funeral procession from the church to the cemetery was limited to family and friends.
Those who wanted to pay their respects were asked to remain off the roadways and view the procession from a safe location.
Las Cruces police and other area law enforcement escorted the mourners to their destination.