Albuquerque High football team one game away from infamy

Posted at: 10/31/2013 6:52 PM
Updated at: 10/31/2013 10:23 PM
By: Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4

It's been a tough season for the Albuquerque High Bulldogs, who are on the verge of breaking the state record for most consecutive losses: 38 games.

"We don't want to have that record," said football player Donnie Martinez.

"The fact that we tied it is bad. We're already down about that, so the game tonight is going to make us want to win even more," Martinez said.

On this Halloween, players like Eddie Varela are trying to keep their spirits high.

"It's going to be a good and tough game, but if we stay confident we can win this game tonight," said Varela.

The team wouldn't mind having one man suit up for them.

That man is Super Bowl winning coach and NFL broadcaster Tony Dungy, who was in town for the Council of the Great City Schools Fall Conference and was at AHS to rally the team and students.

"If it doesn't work out, we come back and work that much harder next week. We don't worry about things in the past and look ahead to the future. No excuses. No explanations," Dungy told the group of students and teachers.

His words of encouragement to the team were to just play their best.

"Don't worry about the streak, just worry about playing well," Dungy said.