Bowie football opens preseason practice

AUSTIN (KXAN) — High school football is here. For those teams that stayed patient during spring, the reward was an early start to the season.

Bowie High School didn’t put on the pads during the spring practice time, so the Bulldogs get the opportunity to start a week early and add in an extra scrimmage in the preseason. UIL rules give high school teams the option of a full spring or an early preseason camp.

Due to the latest realignment, Bowie has new faces and teams to contend against– Lake Travis and Westlake are no longer in the same district. Now, Coach Jeff Ables squad is set up with Manor, San Marcos and Anderson High.

The goal is a deep postseason run.

“Oh, it would be huge just for your seniors…especially those guys. We have 33 of them and we just want to come out and have the best season possible for those guys,” Ables said.

“District’s definitely not enough. We can go as far as we can take ourselves. The talent we have this year…people might think we’re not going to be as good this year but we definitely have some talent,” senior linebacker Ashton Rogers said.

“I see so many good players and so many athletes that have the ability to make plays and it’s just about us making them and doing it when it counts,” senior linebacker Hayden Howren said.

The remaining Texas high school football teams start preseason practice next Monday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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