It was a tough day at Edison High School. Students are trying to deal with the loss of Marquis Sutton. To them, he was a friend, a brother and a teammate.
Teammate Brandon Wright said, "We became friends to the point where I feel like I just lost my brother."
Another teammate Yasmon Hayes added, "Our whole team is like a family so he means a lot to us."
On the football field, Marquis was number 4. He was a cornerback and a wide receiver. Wright says he was always smiling on and off the field.
"Marquis was happy because he was gonna be able to play this weekend... that's all he wanted to do was go to school and play football," Wright said.
It was a moment Marquis was waiting for. He injured his ankle earlier in the school year and was ready to make a come back.
Coach Ricky Manning Jr. says he was at practice Monday just hours before the shooting. "It kind of caught us off guard, a real shock to our players."
The team is trying to cope. Players and coaches met for three hours Tuesday morning. They talked about the tragedy and how to move forward.
Wright said, "It's going to be tough but we'll try to keep the schedule going, try to get a few more wins and try to keep his memory alive."
Marquis will be remembered at the next home game. His number will be on every helmet and on the sleeve of every coach. It's the team's way of saying goodbye.
Coach Manning said, "We'll take Marquis' life and use it as an example... everything we do, we'll do it for Marquis cause he can't do it anymore."