The Bellville community is mourning this week following the death of Zach Hood. Hood’s sister, Shantel, posted a Facebook live video describing losing her younger brother to a car accident on Sunday, July 19. Hood’s family is planning a visitation for Friday to honor him with one last “Friday night lights”.
Max Preps has Hood listed as an outside linebacker and a kicker for the Bellville Brahmas where he helped to lead the team to a 7-3 record in the 2019 season. Hood was headed into his senior year.
Bellville’s head coach, Grady Rowe, also shared the news of this tragic loss via Twitter:
Last night we lost a Brahma Family member. Zach Hood was a leader on and off the field. His BIG smile was contagious. He was always in a good mood, always willing to help others out, and we will ALWAYS remember him. Please pray for his family, teammates, coaches, and friends.
— Grady Rowe (@bellville_rowe) July 21, 2020
An outpouring of love and support has been shared across social media remembering Hood:
Prayers for the family and the community from the Duncanville Panthers
— Duncanville Track & Field (@Duncanville_TF) July 21, 2020
So sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.
— Jeff Lofton (@IdalouStrong) July 21, 2020
🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 All prayers https://t.co/XWzebwI82t
— Ja'Marcus Ross (@Jmarc31_) July 21, 2020
Z3 🙏🏼🕊 https://t.co/dtX9T7ffNg
— Ty Morgan (@coach_tymorgan) July 21, 2020