Davis achieves ultimate goal

For as long as he could remember there was only one thing that ran through senior Henry Davis mind.

That one thing was playing football and earning a college scholarship.

 Davis saw both those dreams come true in April when he signed a letter of intent to play ball at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar Missouri.

Davis always knew he had a chance to achieve his goals even if others didn’t believe in him.

“My friends and some of my other classmates asked me where I was going to high school at,” Davis said. “I told them I was going to Denton High and they all told me that if I went there I wouldn’t be able to excel in football.”

Davis, who plans to play defensive tackle hasn’t decided on a major, but knows he wants to minor in psychology.

“All I know at this point is that I want to do something to help other people out,” Davis said. “A lot of people helped me out, so I just want to return the favor.”

Looking back on his four years on campus, Davis notes there isn’t anything he would change. Yes he says he made mistakes, but he learned from them to make himself better.

“I’m not perfectly happy with my past, but I live just one day at a time,” Davis said. “I don’t look back on what I could have done, but learn what I can do with my future.”

It’s with that attitude that Davis approaches every day with a smile on his face.

“I have always had it in the back of my mind that if anyone says I can’t do something, I’m going to prove them wrong,” Davis said.