Texans weekend: DeAndre Hopkins invites Sabine Pass seniors to game
In the wake of Sabine Pass High School canceling the remainder of its football season due to the lack of players, the Houston Texans invited the team’s seniors and coaches to participate in a “special #Texans weekend,” which includes attending the home game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
In a video posted on the Texans’ Twitter account, the team’s All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins invited the Sharks to enjoy the experience with the Texans.
“Our superintendent (Kristi Heid), got it on her phone first and then told me,” Sharks head coach Jason Thibodeaux said. “Then, we ran over to tell the kids.”
Thibodeaux said they even got students out of their lunch break.
“We pulled them into the hallway to show them the video,” he said. “It was amazing. I know (Hopkins) is a busy guy, so for him to take time out of the day to do that is really special.”
Thibodeaux said Tuesday afternoon he has not contacted the Texans to get any details yet, but he is excited for his players.
Sabine Pass started the season with seven seniors on his roster: Austin Smith, Cory Baugh, Larry Coleman, Logan Odom, Cesar Ortiz, Kirk Blood and Shane Foreman. On Sept. 19, Sabine Pass school officials decided to cancel the remaining six games on the schedule after two players were injured during a 50-0 loss to Hull-Daisetta. Two players were taken to the hospital with injuries during that game, leaving a sole player as a reserve.
The Sharks started the season with 17 players on the team. The injuries in the Hull-Daisetta game brought what was then a 14-student roster down to 12.
The tweet was directed at the Sabine Pass ISD, which said it would be honored to accept the invitation.