One last game: NPHS grads playing once more in Bulldog uniform
On Friday, July 24, North Platte graduates Dylan LeTourneau and Quinton Vieyra will represent the Bulldogs at the Nebraska High School Soccer Senior Showcase, played at Omaha Skutt Catholic High School.
"It was just out of nowhere they emailed me, I was pretty shocked because I didn't think anything was going on this summer or spring," Vieyra said about being approached to play in the game.
After their senior season was cancelled due to COVID-19, the two athletes thought they were not going to wear a North Platte jersey again.
"When they said we'd wear our own uniforms, I had to play, because it's the only time I'm playing for North Platte this year," Vieyra said.
"It was kind of sad because our last year and then corona just cancels it all, I did not think I was going to put on other soccer jersey," LeTourneau said. "I think it means a lot for not only me but Quinton too because of how hard we've worked, not only in the past four years but our whole childhood. We're lucky enough that we do still have one more chance."
The Senior Showcase will benefit Special Olympics Nebraska. The two athletes shared their opinions on benefiting the organization.
"I just think it kind of shows how amazing human beings are and there really are no limitations to what you can do, if you put your mind to it, you can do just about everything," LeTourneau said.
"I just think that it shows that everybody can do anything they want, there's no limitations really on anybody, and I think it's for a great cause," Vieyra said.
While the players are excited to participate in the game, there may be people more thrilled that the athletes are playing in the game.
"I think my dad's just about more excited than I am, my mom probably right along with him," LeTourneau said. "They were definitely super excited when they got the email, they almost had to kind of hype me up a little bit."