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Putting danger in Daingerfield

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One of the Texas teams thinking about championship is Daingerfield.  The Tigers have been there and done that, but last year became been there and didn't.  Daingerfield went unbeaten in district play and knocked off Eustace in round one last week.  One of the reasons why the Tigers are thinking title again with a look at Calvin Bryant, our Rountree Ford Athlete of the Week.

The folks at Daingerfield are no strangers to success.  That's because they have players like Calvin Bryant, willing to play any position they can to help to tigers win.

Coach Aric Sardenia said, "He's just one of those kids that we put out there on punt returns, he's a kick return kid.  When you have a special kid like Calvin you want to put him out there as much as you can."

Bryant is willing to do whatever it takes. "I've got to give 100 percent.  It don't matter where he put me at, I just do my best.  Where ever he tells me to go I just go and do it and just give all I've got.  Leave it all on the field."

Bryant is one of 22 seniors on the Tigers roster on a quest for redemption.  One year ago Daingerfield fell 38-20 to Cameron Yoe in the state title game.  Bryant says he and his teammates only have one thing on their minds as they continue their postseason run.  "We want the ring.  We've got to work hard to get there again.  It's our last year so we want to make it something that we won't forget."

"It's that pride that we try to instill in these kids and their families," says Sardenia.  "That's played in these games over the past 20 to 30 years.  We're just trying to make sure we don't make the mistake and we want to get there again and win it this time."

The last time the tigers held up the championship trophy was in 2010, their last of 3 consecutive titles.  

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