MGCCC doing it for Levi: Bulldogs playing the rest of the season in honor of fallen teammate

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College football team is back at practice following the tragic passing of Levi Madison on Friday.

As the Bulldogs continue to mourn his passing, they also start the process of playing out the rest of the 2021 season in his honor.

Last night, the Gulf Coast family held a private memorial service followed by a fire lantern release at A.L. May Memorial Stadium.

Certainly, a big loss on the field, players and coaches alike are still trying to process an even bigger loss off the field. MGCCC Defensive End Deven Wright said, “When you get to know Levi, you’ll know that he’s not an aggressive guy or anything like that. He was more like a teddy bear. And Levi, one of my good friends and he was a great guy on the field, but I feel like this will be an even bigger loss off the field because Levi’s personality was gold.”

MGCCC Head Coach Jack Wright said, “I just remember seeing him in pregame Thursday night, and just looking back at it, and thinking now that’s the last time he saw the sun set is really just hard to swallow. It was just such a normal pregame, everything was going smoothly, just hard to imagine something like that could happen so fast, so just the people around you tell them how you feel, and we’ll never get that opportunity again with him.”

Coach Wright says the Bulldogs will be wearing an ‘LM’ sticker on their helmets for the rest of the season.

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