Eighth-Grader plays in Texas All-State Football Game

DeWitt Perry Middle School student Luis Burgos recently participated in the Texas All-State football game, held June 9 at the University of Texas at Arlington. 

Burgos, an eighth-grader, earned his spot on the All-State team after being nominated by Perry head coach and athletic coordinator Hunter Smith. Coaches must submit game footage showcasing the athlete’s offensive or defensive strengths during the nomination process.

"A very small number of students are selected to participate in the All-State games," said Vicky Cisneros, DeWitt Perry Principal. "We are incredibly proud of Luis' accomplishment."

The All-State games are a three-day event offering athletes the opportunity to train with elite coaches and forge valuable connections for their future football careers. Many All-State alumni go on to play for clubs, colleges or even advance to the National Football League (NFL). 

Founded in 2004, the All-State Game recognizes and rewards top athletes for their dedication, skill and sportsmanship. Beyond the on-field experience, the event is known for its charitable efforts, collecting school supplies, backpacks and gift cards for underprivileged youth. For more information, please visit the Texas All-State Football website.