Bulletin Staff Report

Kenny Vaccaro was declared eligible to play football for the Early Longhorns, starting with Friday’s opener at No. 1 Cisco.

By a vote of 6-0 by the head football coaches of District 8-2A in Wednesday’s league meeting, the transfer of Vaccaro - as well as every other football newcomer to 8-2A - passed.

Vaccaro withdrew from Brownwood following the Lions’ first scrimmage with Midway on Aug. 16, and began classes at Early Monday. Vaccaro has practiced with Early for almost two full weeks, and traveled to the scrimmage at Llano on Aug. 21.

Since Vaccaro changed schools before the start of the school year, and has a legal residence established in Early, he will not be forced to sit out the mandatory 15 days.

Vaccaro, a senior, has verbally committed to play football at the University of Texas.