by Michael Patrick
This spring the Colmesneil Bulldogs have had three of their seniors sign college letter of intents to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. After stellar high school careers that saw them be integral parts of one of the most successful four year runs in Colmesneil history, Cody Walsh, Matt Bailey and Dylan Falcon will get the opportunity to bring their talents and contribute to collegiate programs for the next four years.
Cody Walsh, the workhorse running back/linebacker for the Bulldogs, will now be focusing on stopping running backs at the next level as he takes his talents to Wayland Baptist. While at Colmesneil he lettered in football, baseball, track, and powerlifting. He was an All-District performer in football and baseball. He was also a regional qualifier in track and powerlifting. Wayland Baptist has recruited Cody to play linebacker.
Matt Bailey, the starting quarterback for the Bulldogs the last two years will be taking his talents to Abilene to play at McMurry University. While at Colmesneil he lettered in football, basketball, baseball, and track. He was an All-District performer in football, basketball, and baseball. Bailey also was a regional qualifier in track. McMurry has recruited Bailey to be a quarterback.
Dylan Falcon, starting first baseman for the Bulldogs the last four years will be headed to Galveston to play at Galveston College. While at Colmesneil he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. He was an All-District performer in football and baseball. Galveston has recruited Falcon to play first base.
The opportunity to play at the next level for these student-athletes is a testament to their dedication in the classroom and on the field. This is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. Each of these young men has made Colmesneil proud and will continue to represent the Bulldog nation in their future endeavors with pride.
The Colmesneil Bulldogs took on the Grapeland Sandies this past week in the area round of the play-offs. The games originally scheduled to be played at Shepherd High School were moved in anticipation of rain to Pollock Central High School. The Bulldogs fought hard during the series, but fell just short of advancing to the next round. They dropped game one 6-3 and fought until the final out of an exciting game two, but came up short 13-12.
Even though the season did not end the way they had hoped it would, it was still a highly successful season that many programs only dream of having. The Bulldogs were co-district champions and they were bi-district champions as well as area finalists. They have won 20 or more games in back to back seasons and had numerous players receive individual accolades.
Colmesneil graduates a number of seniors this year, but there is still great talent returning next season and a lot of young talent coming up as well. Although districts have been realigned for next season, the Bulldogs should still be right in the mix of things again competing for another district championship and they will be working hard to get to Austin and the chance to play for another state championship for the program too.