The Connally Cadets are practicing on Thanksgiving for the first time in many years as they prepare for the defending State Champion Pleasant Grove Hawks.
On Tuesday head coach Shane Anderson had a few former Cadets come to practice and talk to his team, about this special run they are making.
“Coach has been talking about it, it means a lot,” Senior Gaylon Glynn said. “We’re bringing the community together and ding some big things. It’s great to see all the alumni come back and talk to us, it’s a very special opportunity.”
Anderson said having the former players out to talk to the team lets them know that they are playing for more than just the guys on the field, on Friday.
“I’m just very happy that our senior class has been able to do this,” he said. “When these guys come back, idf nothing else it lets you know there’s people watching you and people that are proud of you.”
The Cadets got a chance to knock off any playoff jitters last week easily disposing of Bullard, and with that behind them senior RJ Francis said this team is ready to put the hammer down.
“It was huge,” he said. “We got the confidence going, and once we got the ballgame going then it was in our hands, and we’ve just got to make the plays.”
The Cadets will take their next step on Friday at 1:00pm when they take on the Hawks in Royse City.