MGCCC football honored at state capitol

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Elsewhere at the state capitol, on Thursday, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in the house to be recognized for its 2019 football national championship.

Head Coach Jack Wright representing for the Bulldogs who weren’t able to assemble as a team due to the pandemic.

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In 2019, MGCCC went a perfect 12-0 en route to its fifth national crown in school history by way of a 24-13 victory over Lackawanna back in December.

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