The Longview Lobos began two-a-days Monday evening, officially starting their new year as a 4A team.
On the first day of practice, the Lobos got some inspiration from a teammate that beat the odds just to walk into the fieldhouse.
KLTV 7 Sports has followed the story of D'Mio Ingram the past few months. D'Mio attended the Lobos practice on Monday.
In May, D'Mio stopped breathing and was temporarily paralyzed after he was tackled during practice. Coaches said it was a boost for D'mio's teammates to see him at practice. While D'Mio won't be able to play this year, he will work with the team on a regular basis and be with the Lobos for every game.
"It's a disappointment but not too big of a disappointment that I'm not getting to play," D'Mio said. "As long as my team handles their business and do what they've got to do, it's alright."