The Griffins welcomed graduate and veteran Gage Nichols to the game Friday night. He participated in the coin toss prior to the game with Sterlington.
North DeSoto High expressed their appreciation to Marine Lance Corporal Gage Nichols, a graduate in North Desoto High School Class of 2018. Gage has been deployed on the ship, Iwo Jima, since February.
Nichols received orders to deploy to Kabul, Afghanistan on August 12th. His 1st Battalion, 8th Marines were the first on the ground at the airport, keeping the vital lifeline open for vulnerable Afghans attempting to flee and any U.S. citizens who remained in the country. He was in the last battalion to leave the airport on August 30th.
Lance Corporal Nichols is currently stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina.