For Gardner High Senior Rego Ruiz, football is the tie that binds

Gardner – For a large portion of our society, football is a sport and culture unparalleled. For Gardner High Senior, Rigoberto “Rigo” Ruiz, football is, quite simply and definitely, a way of life.

Ruiz, who is 6 feet 165 pounds, has been in the Wildcats starting line-up since joining college when he was in eighth grade. He was assigned to the Mid-Wach C All-Star Team as a sophomore and junior high, and this year was his second service as team captain.

“Rego, literally, always plays soccer. You can’t drive next to a stadium in Gardner without seeing Rego there with a ball on his foot.” Dan Forte, Gardner High’s coach, who laughed when asked about the hobbies Ruiz loves, said: “He and his brothers play soccer Always always. ”Rego’s life revolves around football. Off the field that’s what he spends most of his time doing. If he doesn’t play football, he watches football. “

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