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By Gigi Ekstrom / Director of Marketing and Community Relations at Lakehill Preparatory School

The last home game of the season for the Lakehill Warriors was surreal.

Squaring off against the state-ranked (#6) Garland Christian Swordsmen on Lakehill's Senior Night, it became apparent early on that neither team's offense was going to be stopped. After swapping touchdowns early on, by mid-2nd quarter GCA was able to recover consecutive onsides kicks and build a small lead. The second half picked right up where the 1st half ended, but the Warriors could never close within 14 points of GCA. When it was all said and done, GCA claimed a 94-66 victory.

The two teams combined for over 1300 yards of total offense, and their combined score of 160 points is the second highest on record for 11-man football in the state of Texas since 1951. Parents from both schools commented afterwards that they felt like they were watching a 6-man game as the two teams raced back and forth down the field.

Lakehill had an amazing 600+ rushing yards for the game. Senior Milan Rabah had 277 yards and four touchdowns, while junior Cris McCarty had 255 yards and five touchdowns. Sophomore Keith Mitchell added an additional 101 yards and one touchdown, giving the Warriors the statistical rarity of having three players with 100 or more rushing yards in the same game.

Unfortunately the loss ended Lakehill's playoff hopes for 2011, but all players afterward agreed it was a game for the ages, and one they will remember for a long, long time.

Photo of Kurt Norman (58) courtesy of Lakehill Preparatory School