Herschel Sims Excited to Camp at Texas

Abilene junior-to-be Herschel Sims has been busy since his sophomore season of the football field with spring practice and a demanding track schedule. Sims completed as part of Abilene's relay team at the state track meet this past weekend and he was kind enough to talk to Burnt Orange Beat after his event.

After blazing the 3-5A football season in route to earning District Sophomore of the Year, Herschel Sims jumped into track season as part of Abilene's 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams. The 4x200 team actually set and broke school records on four occasions this season and was a state qualifier for last weekend's meet.

"We had a good track season. I think we did pretty good (at state track meet) but we could have done better. It wasn't our best race of the season. We are just going to carry it over to next year, and have a better outcome," Sims said. Three of the four relay team will return next track season.

As far as football goes, Sims had a tremendous season in an individual basis – he accounted for almost 1100 yards from scrimmage and 16 touchdowns in a complementary role rushing and receiving, but the 5-9, 190-pound back is more interested in team goals.

"Last year's season was disappointing. We lost in the first round of the playoffs," Sims said. When pushed for individual thoughts, Sims commented, "I will be the number one back for next season. My only goal for next year is to win district and hopefully go to state. Other than that, get close to 2,000 yards and score as many TDs as possible."

Sims was unable to attend any junior days, but he is planning on at least one summer camp.

"I'll be here (UT) for football camp on the 14th. I may also get up to Oklahoma, but it depends on my summer school schedule."

Sims is taking Spanish over the summer so he does not have to take it in the fall.

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