Apaches athletic program announces football dates


Football season nears as the Gonzales Apaches athletic program announced important dates and reminders to kick the season off.

Starting July 29, equipment checkout will occur for the high school athletes. The following are the times checkout will take place:

  • Seniors: Monday, July 29 from 1-3 p.m.
  • Juniors: Tuesday, July 30 from 1-3 p.m.
  • Sophomores: Wednesday, July 31 from 1-3 p.m.
  • Freshmen: Thursday, Aug. 1 at 11:30 a.m. immediately following camp.

As a reminder, incoming 7-9th grade football players have a football camp July 29-Aug 1 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Gonzales Practice Field. The cost is $40 for all week, which includes a camp T-shirt and snacks. You can pre-register at the fieldhouse or walk-up the day of.

On Aug. 5 is the first day of UIL-allowed practice. All incoming 9th - 12th grade football players report to the fieldhouse at 6:15 a.m. The first five days are a UIL acclimatization period. All athletes will be done for the day at 11:30 a.m.

From Aug. 5-9, all high school football players report at 6:15 a.m. and will finish for the day around 11:30 a.m. Coaches ask that athletes please have a good breakfast before arrival. Fruit, snacks and plenty of fluids will be included throughout the breaks. Proper pre-hydration and meals are the key to success. 

On Aug. 10, all high school football players report at 6:15 a.m., where they will have meetings and uniform checkout for picture/media day. The first intra-squad scrimmage will begin after pictures at approximately 9:30 a.m. at the practice field at Gonzales High. Picture forms will be sent home prior with all instructions for the student-athletes and payment procedures. 

All student athletes will come home with a complete August calendar and football schedule that is available at equipment check out as well as the first day of practice on Aug. 5. Once finalized, these will also be available online. Anyone that would like one early, email Gonzales Athletic Director Mike Waldie at michael.waldie@gonzalesisd.net anytime and he can send it to you.

“Remember, hard work makes dreams come true!” Waldie said.