NEDERLAND - By Megan Dillard - As the end of the year draws near, so does football season.
But for the Nederland High School Bulldogs, a state title is still a possibility.
The team plays Saturday for a chance to keep that championship hope alive.
KFDM met up with a coach and a player whose relationship goes beyond the football field.
"As a dad, any dad, likes to watch their son play the game."
Monte Barrow loves football. He's coached at Nederland High School for two decades.
As he reviews plays, he reflects on last week's playoff win.
"Weeks, months after, you're going to look back and say, 'Wow, we were at Reliant, it was a great setting, the way the game played out, how it ended, you couldn't write a better script.'"
For Barrow, his time in these hallways and on the football field is more than just teaching players how to throw and tackle.
He keeps a close eye on one player in particular.
"Like any other dad, if I wanted to holler at him from the stands, I just got him right there so it's okay."
"I think he does a good job of keeping the stuff at home at home, and the stuff on the field on the field."
Meet Barrow's son, 18-year-old Seth Barrow.
Seth plays wide receiver for the Bulldogs.
He scored last week's winning touchdown.
"We talked about we have to play our best game up to that point in time, and we for sure did. We got the job done."
Seth says he owes his dad, his coach, for lessons both on and off the field. "It's a blessing to get to share this with him. It can be difficult because you're held to a higher standard."
From the classroom to the football field; Seth says he's enjoying his last football season as a Nederland Bulldog.
As for dad, the sentimental side is starting to kick in.
"When you're alone and you think about what's happened up to this point and how it's going to come to an end sooner or later, we're just going through it full speed and it's going to be like a train hitting a wall."
One chapter in the Barrow's lives coming to a close.
But hopefully not just yet.
"If we play better than last week, I don't know what Georgetown has, but we'd be hard to stop."
"I wouldn't trade anything with either one of my sons for anything I've done anywhere else."
Nederland plays the Georgetown Eagles tomorrow afternoon at the Berry Center in Cypress.
If the Bulldogs win, they'll continue the playoff action with another game next week.