Bass Wins with 'the Boys' on Last Time

While we love bringing you a good portion of high school news and updates, we also want to feature some of the state's top athletes, while getting a quick look at what's the latest on the college recruiting front. Today, we feature Alvin linebacker/fullback Matthew Bass. This is a TPI premium player feature.

For anyone present at the game last Thursday at League City Veterans Stadium, it was a one thing that was the common denominator: This game had no playoff implications whatsoever.

But the more interesting fact of the entire game between Alvin and Clear Brook, is from the fan's perspective, one could not tell the difference. With that said, the Yellow Jackets came out and made statement, even if it was just their own community.

Alvin scored the final touchdown with less than 2 minutes remaining to earn a 27-19 victory in District 24-5A play.

"This meant everything. You know you don't remember that game at the beginning of the season, you remember your last home game and last away game," Alvin athlete Matthew Bass said. "And winning is what we did for those last two games. We came out with fire and put it to them.

"This was the last time I will get to win with my boys and I won't forget it."

No doubt that there was fire, but it was coming from both sidelines. The 6-foot, 225-pound Bass got things started early with a 1-yard touchdown run to put Alvin on the board first. 

The game would go back and forth for most of the game until quarterback Dustin Moehlig scored the final touchdown to put the Yellow Jackets up for good.

On the night, Bass had 39 yards, a handful of tackles and the opening score. Bass feels like this win is a testament for the brotherhood between he and his teammates.

"When you look at it, it's simple. We say ‘Together we Stand' and that holds true, even when we have no playoff spot to play for," Bass said. "From week to week, and I had some good stuff and some bad stuff. I'll need to look over all of that to get better before college comes around."

And it is apparent that Bass is a college prospect. So far he is still pushing for that first offer, but it seems as though things are on the up and up for one find its way to the mail box soon.

"I have no offers right now, but there are colleges that are looking at me," Bass said. "San Diego State, Stanford, Nicholls State, Sam Houston and Tarleton State are all recruiting me."

At press time, he was on his way to Tarleton for a visit. But, the road may just be beginning for Bass and soon enough, things will begin to take form and an opportunity will present itself.

Seeing that he is a versatile, schools may have an option of how to use them should he choose to attend their school and play ball. But regardless of the position, there are some things that he feels are consistent in regards to his play.

"Hard work, persistence and a good Christian attitude is what I plan to bring to the table," Bass said. "As for position, some schools actually want me to play on both sides of the ball, some want me as a full back and others as a linebacker."


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