After playing sports his entire life, Tully Booth will join the ranks of Duncan Demons football players to play in college as he chose the Pirates of Independence Community College out of Kansas.
Booth played football for the Demons the last three years and was also a part of the State Championship baseball team this past spring. He is excited about joining the Pirates.
“They have a great history with sending guys to great programs after junior college and I had a lot of fun in football and enjoyed it with my team and decided I want to keep playing,” Booth said. “This is the first couple of years that we have been good at football and it is nice to change that narrative of, Duncan is bad at football. In baseball, we have been to the State Tournament a lot and haven’t won at all and we finally got that done and it was a lot of success these last four years — it is great to enjoy.”
Demons head football coach JT Cobble talked to Booth and congratulated him on the signing. Booth believes he will find success playing college football.
“Tully is one of those kids that every coach likes to coach. He’s always going to be there, grades are always going to be good and he’s going to leave everything he has on that field,” Cobble said. “He did whatever we asked of him, on either side of the ball. He’s going to have great success at that next level, I have no doubt.”
Playing on the line on offense and defense the majority of his time, Booth also saw some time scoring for the offense a few times. Booth even got the final touchdown of the 2021 season for the Demons.
His 52-yard touchdown run on his Senior Night highlighted the Demons’ 58-14 victory to finish with a three-game winning streak as Duncan faced Southeast.
With the signing official and Booth looking to play in the fall for the Pirates, he said he felt thankful for all the coaches and the support system he had throughout the last few years.
“All of my coaches and Miss Amanda, they have all meant so much and helped me get here and I honestly couldn’t be here without them — it is great for them to see me move on because of them,” Booth said. “My family, they helped me — whatever I need, they get it for me. They are always there supporting me and it is great to have a support system like that.”
Booth was one of 12 seniors who signed on May 18 at Duncan High School as the district celebrated all of those seniors who will participate in their respective events in college.