The small town of Bremond is getting ready for a big game. On Saturday the Bremond Tigers head to the state semi finals for the first time in 12 years, and as the team gets ready, one player is thankful for this chance.
"It’s great. I really wanted to make something of our high school career and it’s really great," Phillip Davenport said.
Phillip was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 11. Doctors placed a chemotherapy port under his collarbone, so he was stuck playing soccer, but that was only for a while.
After doctors said it was ok, Phillip hit the football field six years ago, and it’s on the same field Phillip will graduate in May.
"It's really weird became time has really flown by. I still remember my first day of high school football practice. It really goes by," Davenport said.
During his four years at Bremond High School Phillip has not only played football. He's ranked first in his class, plays baseball, golf, and he's in the national honor society, only to name a few.
"He is just a tremendous kid, as far as a citizen goes you won't find one better," Bremond Head Coach Jerry Hamrick said. "As a leader in this community, and in this school, there's not one better than Phillip."
Phillip goes to the doctor every six months for checkups, but he says everything is great. He just found out he's headed to Texas A&M in the fall, and he plans to study engineering. People that know Phillip well say this is not surprising.
"Phillip is an intelligent young man. When the doors open he can do anything he wants to do,' Coach Hamrick said. "He'll be out of college and there's no telling what he'll do. The sky’s the limit for him."