High school playoff football kick-starts across North Texas.
Just a few days ago, this was an uncertainty.
High school football means a whole lot to the players who left it out on the field. Some viewers in the stand feel it’s just as important to them.
Kyla O’Keefe’s son is a senior at Aledo High. She said, "I would’ve died if we didn’t have football, especially during their senior year."
O’Keefe’s son is receiving scholarship offers, but she says if it weren’t for this season that wouldn’t have happened. She said, "Without this, we wouldn’t have had exposure."
This season in the middle of a pandemic is surrounded by so many questions. The UIL forced some of the larger schools to delay the start of the season. And before that, they had to shut down summer workouts off and on.
One of the players’ parents Sherame Anderson said, "They were flipping tires, running up and down the neighborhood, doing whatever they could to stay in shape and be ready."
North Forney's parents say Saturday’s playoff game at Globe Life Park is the first time this season the drill team is allowed to travel.
Parent Monica Wilson said, “They were all very sad, and they actually signed a petition where they could go to the away games, but it didn’t pass."
"We’re glad that we’re even getting to play," O’Keefe said.