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Roy Miller Buccaneers prepare for their playoff game against Brownsville Pace

Posted at 11:19 PM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 12:45:56-05

CORPUS CHRISTI,Texas — The Miller Buccaneers are preparing for their playoff game Thursday against Brownsville Pace.

The players we spoke to say many doors have been opened for them by the men who came before them.

The community came together standing side by side to support the Battlin' Bucs at their parade on Wednesday.

In the audience -- proud alum Wendell Williams.

Williams played football at Roy Miller High from 1972 until 1974.

Williams says so much has changed within the years, yet watching these young men play still sparks a fire.

“And so right now the impact that it has on the community the alumni that's showed up you know the great spirit because you only get one. Once a Buc always a Buc you can impersonate it but you can't duplicate it,” said Williams.

“It gives me inspiration, to keep going that you know it's there because a lot of people had said hey, what happen to your Bucs? Well right now, you can't say anything about that,” said Williams.

The last time the Buccaneers were in the playoffs was back in 2013 and back in 1955 was the last time the team reached 10-0.

Miller High School has never gone 11-0.

But Thursday's playoff game could change that and make history.

“It feels amazing, we worked all our years to come here and be in the playoffs,” said Senior Wide Receiver Richard Gonzalez.

These young athletes say they're not playing for themselves but for the community and the Bucs that came before them.

“The team before us, the players before us we trying to go hard for them and just make history for the community just everybody,” said Senior Outside Linebacker Joshua Cantu.

“Our community, our former Bucs, everybody who has played a role in this live vicariously through us,” said Head Coach Justen Evans.

But before these athletes take the field Williams shared some advice.

“Young men just go out there and realize leave it on the field and for those who are seniors, cherish this. You will go on and be better person’s in this world,” said Williams.