Jacqui Nickell
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The Lakehill Varsity Football team made school history in 2019 finishing as the TAPPS Six-Man Division I State Runner-Up. With a successful 2020 season and 74-28 State Semi-Final victory over Coram Deo on December 11, the Warriors are returning to the State Championship game and are one win away from a TAPPS Six-Man Division II State Title. 

The Lakehill Warriors will take on the Rams of Allen Academy on December 18, at 2:00 p.m. at Midway ISD’s Panther Stadium in Hewitt, Texas. 

Lakehill defeated Rockwall Heritage on November 19, in the first round of the State Playoffs. The dominating 53-8 victory was the start of a special evening. The senior cheerleaders and football players were honored for their dedication to the Warrior athletic programs.

The Warriors followed by claiming the Area Championship with a 67-22 victory over Amarillo San Jacinto on November 28. Next up was the quarterfinal round against a tough Waco Live Oak on Friday, December 4. The hard fought 60-44 victory was led by Junior Mitchell Crow. Crow had the game deciding strip and recovery late in the fourth quarter to seal the win and advance the Warriors.

The stage was set for Friday, December 11 vs Plano Coram Deo for the State Semi-Final matchup. Led by seniors Ryan Henry, Nathan Lewis, Matthew McCall, William Leake, Tristan Leach, and Keegan Clendenin, the Warrior offense came out strong scoring on the first play of the game. The 74-28 win secured the spot in the State Championship game this Friday.

“The boys have been working hard and overcoming so many challenges all year,” said Head Coach Jairus Mitchell. “We’ve been here before and understand the importance of this moment and finishing strong.” The Warriors take the field for the final time in 2020 on Friday, December 18 at 2:00 pm vs the Rams of Allen Academy.

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