North Dallas senior football players will be recognized on Senior Night as they play in their final high school game against Woodrow Wilson at 7 p.m. Thursday in a District 12-5A game at Franklin Field.
Despite the 1-8 record, the Bulldogs have made great strides under Coach Fred Johnson. The seniors have led the effort.
“It’s kicked in already,” said defensive tackle Isaiah Dyson said about playing his last game. “It’s a little emotional but I’m going to try to cherish” the last game.
“I feel we were way more competitive this year,” said Isaiah, who hopes to play college football. “I just wish I had one more year to go over the stuff we really need to learn, the basics of football, how to execute better. … But might as well go on to the next step.”
Asked about his experience at North Dallas, Isaiah said, “I loved it.”
Other senior players weighed in on the last game.
“It’s surprising that it’s our last game,” said senior receiver/defensive back Christian Armstrong, who plans to go to college. “I feel good about contributing to the team.”
“We’re going to leave it all on the field,” linebacker Hunter Huckabey said. “That’s kinda how we all feel about this season.”
“There’s a lot of emotion,” said defensive back Darrion Barton, playing his first season on the team. “We have to give our all.”
“It’s heart-breaking,” said senior lineman Juan Jimenez. “But I’m happy because, to me, I had a great year and I’ll try to play the best that I can.”