Connor Able remembers watching the All-American Bowl at his grandparent's house when he was just six-years-old and 12 years later would have the chance to actually play in it.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the game itself would not be played in early January as usual. Despite it not happening the players selected for the team were still honored through video tributes and the gear they would have received in San Antonio sent to them.
"Never in a million years did I ever imagine I'd ever had a chance to be a part of and playing in that game," Able said. "They treated us awesome even though we didn't have the game. They didn't have to honor us at all but they still did and still sent us a ton of stuff."
Able recently committed to Texas A&M and will fill the role of long-snapper for the Aggies. The senior is also ranked No. 2 overall in his graduating class, was one of six national finalists for the Geico Man of the Year Award and is ranked as the No. 1 long-snapper in Texas.
Learn more about the future Aggie in this in-depth interview with Able and Stratford football coach Todd Rankin.
Getting well into the second round of district, and the games are getting tight! Moving our way through the battle to finish strong, we are starting to see teams fighting for their chance to stay in the top for their shot at the playoffs!
The only two teams that had remained undefeated both had their first losses of the season this past week. Steele Girls Basketball knocks off the undefeated Judson in a tight 2 point win of 60-58. Both teams are full of extreme talent, and it was a competitive matchup that the Knights were able to win. Clark Cougars also had their first loss of the season to the talented Reagan Rattlers. The Rattlers were able to come out of their second matchup with the win and final score of 65-57.
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