CORRIGAN, Texas (KTRE) - The Corrigan Bulldogs are looking to continue their playoff run that first started in 1997. The team has not missed since ’96.
The team knows playoffs are a real possibility but what they are really looking to do is dethrone the back-to-back state champion Newton Eagles at the top of the district standings.
“There is no doubt that Newton is good,” Corrigan Head OCach Seven Armstrong said. “We got our hands full with them. They are the team to beat in the district. We want to make sure we are on the list also.”
Last year Corrigan’s only district loss came to Newton. The Eagles graduated a lot of talent and Corrigan is ready to strike. They also respect their opponents.
“They are still talented,” Senior Kade Elliot said. “I aint going to lie but if we show up there is a chance we could beat those boys.”
Corrigan is hoping hard work in August on the practice field is what gets them ready for a district title run. Their practice field sign reminds the team of the daily goal - “out hit, out hustle, out last!”
“That sign is up there for a reason,” Armstrong said. “We just got to make sure we are taking care of it.”
Many of the players on this team were not alive or just a new-born when Corrigan last won it all in 2002. That doesn’t keep them from knowing what is expected.
“I grew up watching my uncles and cousins play here,” senior Keyshawn Whitfield said. “If you live in Corrigan you live by that sign. If you come on this practice field you got to win. You have to be winners out here first.”
Corrigan opens the season at Trinity on Aug. 30 at 7:30 PM