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Boyd football closer to reality
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Boyd has the helmets now and the uniforms are on the way. Now the school is hopeful plenty of players will decide to put on the Bronco football uniforms this fall.
Boyd is continuing to move forward in its quest to add a high school football program. The school, which announced the intent of forming a football program in January and hired Brent Bush  as coach in February, will hold an informational meeting Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m. School administrators are asking for any player planning on playing football at Boyd next year to be in attendance with their parents.
Athletic director Brent Warren is hopeful the Broncos can get up to 20 players to play on the school’s 8-man football team.
“We have about 12 kids that have said they are playing,” said Warren. “We’re hoping to have between 15-20 kids. It is very important if a player plans on attending Boyd and playing football that they attend the informational meeting.”
Details to be discussed June 26 include the team’s schedule, practice times, conference alignments and future plans. Coach Bush will be in attendance, as will assistant coach and offensive coordinator Chris Thackxton. Warren asks for any player who would like to play but can’t attend June 26 to contact the school at 473-9631.
Warren has already seen the impact a football program can make in this community and his hopeful the excitement will extend to the Bronco program.
“Football gives our kids another avenue and opens up other athletic teams as the program grows. We’ve already had a huge interest in cheerleading, so it will not just benefit the boys,” said Warren. “Football is huge in Warren County and I think it can be a big boost if we get our athletic programs to where they need to be at Boyd. I think having a football program at Boyd is a positive for Warren County as a whole. I hope the community supports our athletic programs the same way they support Warren County football. Boyd is a part of this county.”
Warren is quick to point out the Bronco football program isn’t being constructed to compete with Warren County High School, especially with Boyd currently focusing on playing other 8-man football teams in the Midstate.
“Even though I’m at Boyd, I still support Warren County athletics and hope all the WCHS teams and their coaches are successful with their programs,” said Warren. “I think it is apparent Boyd supports Warren County sports. Last year at the Watertown Christmas tournament when Warren County was playing other teams, our fans stuck around for their games and were cheering the Pioneers.”
Boyd is scheduled to start practice for this fall July 21.