Hundreds of people came to Newark Memorial High School to mourn the death of 18 year old Osana Futi.
Futi was stabbed to death outside a Fremont house party Saturday night.
Three other juveniles are being detained.
"I didn't want to cry, but it's making it really hard. I know he's loved by a lot of
people. It's really hard right now," Solialofi Ierema said.
Ierema is Futi's legal guardian. She says her nephew came to America from Somoa seven years ago, looking for a better life.
He found hope in football. He was a football standout at his school and recognized throughout the state.
Futi had problems last year and a bout with depression.
His best friend was killed in March 2011. Futi was expelled after being accused of threatening someone who allegedly spoke against his friend.
A number of people fought for him and he was allowed to return to school.