Blackwell Football Team Pays Respects To Player Battling COVID-19 In ICU

Saturday, September 11th 2021, 9:37 am
By: Clayton Cummins


The battle against COVID-19 continues for a high school varsity football player.

Levi Barnett, 16, was hospitalized Tuesday at OU Children’s Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 last Saturday.

Related: Blackwell HS Football Player Hospitalized With COVID-19

During Friday night’s football game against Highland, Barnett’s teammates took a moment to pay respects.

Members of the team ran out on the field with Barnett’s jersey in hand.

Barnett’s mother told News 9 Levi is now heavily sedated. He was placed on a ventilator Friday night.

“One day he’s good and then one day we have a backlash,” Barnett told News 9 Wednesday. “I mean it (is) just one day at a time. It could be weeks. It could be months.”

Levi’s parents have been alternating every two days in the hospital but have not gotten a hotel in the metro.

The family is accepting donations via CashApp for anyone who would like to help the family.

Donations can be made to $FrankieHeather.