In a rousing show of sportsmanship and support, junior Nathan Aguilar was carried off the field by Medina Bobcats athletics staff and teammates following a hamstring injury during Medina’s season-capping game against Nueces Canyon.
“He’s doing great and is going to heal up just fine” said head football coach Kurt Nichols.
Nichols said that Aguilar’s injury cut the team’s rushing in half. The Bobcats would lose the game 63-18.
“We let too many long runs happen by not wrapping up on our tackles,” said Nichols. “I felt we executed well offensively in the first half, but after they scored again in the 3rd quarter our confidence was shaken and we started ad-libbing too much.”
The Bobcats finished their season with a 3-6 record, losing their final game 63-18.
Editor’s note: We received an unsigned email decrying our photo of Aguilar being helped off the field as being in “poor taste.”
The Bandera Bulletin strongly believes that contact sports may lead to injuries, and this paper is in no way the first outlet to cover such occurrences.
We admired the sportsmanship displayed by both the staff and athletes, and we felt Chuck McCollough’s photo dutifully told that story.
It would truly be in poor taste to treat the injury as if it had not occurred, and it would absolutely be an act of journalistic malpractice if we did not follow up to report on Aguilar’s condition.
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