Throughout Texas, high school football is a cherished sport. The love and passion for the sport is no different for the Boling Bulldogs. 

However, since Spring Break last March, no University Interscholastic League (UIL) sanctioned event has taken place because of COVID-19. While the virus hasn’t been eliminated throughout the world, schools will be coming back and in just a few short days so will football.

Seniors in Boling after months of wondering if they’ll even have the chance to play again got the answer they were hoping for earlier in the week.

“(I’ve been playing) since Boling Youth Football in second grade and (we seniors) just want to finish it off the right way,” senior Ruben Becerra said. “It means a lot to us starting from there and now we’re seniors, it will make our parents proud (to see us play) and the community proud.”

Senior Colby Chilek played baseball for Boling last year and he didn’t complete his season after the UIL canceled all spring sports before the Bulldogs were about to start district play. With the end of his junior year disrupted he understands how special it is to be back.

“It feels really nice to come out and finish what we started and actually have our senior season,” Chilek said.

After an offseason of summer workouts that started in June, Boling will officially start practice on Aug. 3 at 2:15 p.m.

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