New York —
WORTHAM — Sleep?
Who needs it?
Not the Wortham Bulldogs, who are coming off a big season in which they reached the playoffs for the first time in eight years.
They couldn’t wait to practice — literally — and coach Shane Doege held a Midnight Madness practice to kick off two-a-days at 12:01 a.m. on Monday.
The band was there, fans were there and the kids couldn’t wait to get on the field.
“It gets everybody pumped up,’’ senior quarterback Michael “Witty” Busby said. “I didn’t sleep at all that day. I felt amazing. I was so ready. It could have been at 4 in the morning, and I still would have felt amazed.’’
Doege said some coaches called him on Sunday telling him he needed to rest for early Monday morning, and Doege just laughed and told them he would be on the field just after midnight.
“It’s been a cool deal,’’ said Doege. “We really appreciate the fans who come out here. It’s a big deal for them to do that for the kids.’’
The Bulldogs make an entrance.
“The lights are off, and then we pull up in the bus and hit the lights,’’ Doege said.
“The kids come running out of the bus onto the field, flying on the field. We hit the ground running,’’
More than 100 fans were on hand at midnight to cheer for the kids.
“I love it,’’ said two-way lineman Steven Hutson, a senior. “There is just so much energy.’’
Doege has been doing it for two years.
“It’s been great. The kids bring so much energy,’’ he said. “ We like to say, ‘We’re practicing while everybody else is sleeping.’ ’’
New York —
WORTHAM — Sleep?
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