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Two Stand Out Early For Boyette
It has always been said that the game of football is won or lost in the trenches. And while that may seem a bit cliché, it still holds true. And after a 41-10 win over Willis, the Humble football team is celebrating a district title. And best believe it was the defense that dictated the tone and attributed to the win. "We said that we wanted to be the best defense to come through Humble high school. We want to be one of the top defense in area and state," junior defensive tackle Paul Boyette Jr. said. "We get the pressure on the quarterback and get things stopped in the backfield we know we are doing our job." Coming into this year, Humble made the transition from Class 5A to 4A competition. But that has not in any way slowed down the team's drive and determination. In fact, the 6-foot-3, 280-pound Boyette, who has emerged as a defensive team leader, said that the team has a plan already in place. "We put in our minds since day that we plan to win one championship at a time. We won district and now we plan to work our way up to state," Boyette said. "I'm stepping up as a leader and we got together as a unit and made sure to keep these goals. And we worked hard to get to them." There are still a few more roads to cross, but Boyette and the Wildcat defense was all over the Willis team. Humble had three interceptions, one went for a touchdown. The enormous pressure applied by the Wildcat defense caused most of that. Boyette was in on several tackles, and he also had a batted ball and a couple of quarterback hurries. Play on that level is likely to gain interest on the college football level. And it has. Boyette talked about a number of programs that are recruiting him right now. Though it is mainly from one conference, the list will likely grow between now and spring football. "I have school like Texas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Florida State, Oklahoma State, really most everything in the Big 12 has offered or have talked about offering," Boyette said. "I have not done any unofficial visits, but I have gone to a game." The Humble defensive tackle said that he was at the Oklahoma/Missouri game and said that he enjoyed it. He said that he looks to catch the Sooners again in action, but his next stop will be to their Red River counterparts. "I plan to go to a Texas game when the Longhorns play Oklahoma State," Boyette said. He admitted right now that he is indeed open to the many programs that may be recruiting him in the near future, but there are a couple of programs that stick out amongst the group right now. "I always told my mom growing up that I wanted to be an LSU Tiger. And I said that if LSU put a good deal on the table, I'd be wearing gold and purple," Boyette said. "I have family down there (Louisiana) too. And Texas is my second home. I live in Texas and I love Texas. You could say that this is my two top schools right now."
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