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Wildkats face Desoto in regional battle

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AREA CHAMPS. After a win over Tomball Memorial, coach Trent Miller holds the area trophy high in his after game talk with his team. The WIldkats will face Desoto Friday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

1251 public schools in Texas have football teams. Just 176 are practicing this week Blessed to be one! Time to work #4TheDub

The above tweet by Coach Chad Johnson really says it all. Over 1200 schools started the season hoping to win that state championship. In Div. II 6A, there are only 16 left, and tomorrow night the undefeated Wildkats will face the undefeated DeSoto Eagles  at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

“I could not be more proud of our kids, our town, our community,” Coach Trent Miller said. “This has been a long time coming.”

After beating Tomball Memorial last Friday, the team continues their undefeated season. 

“It feels good to make history and be 12-0,” senior Trent Holmes said. “I think we had potential all year, and we just had to work for it, and it is paying off. I feel pretty confident about it and we should play very well.”

The players and coaches are not alone in celebrating the season. Every Friday night there are groups who support the team.

“As a trainer I love being able to watch all these guys succeed,” senior Camryn Rausch said. “Just being able to watch their progress every single day at practice and then seeing it all pay off on game day is amazing. I’m very excited to travel to San Antonio, and I know the boys are too. I think we’ve got a great shot at beating DeSoto and living up to our full potential.This team is a family, and I’m blessed to be a part of it.

It is the feeling of a family that brings thousands to the stands each week to see the team battle on the gridiron. The band packs into the stands to hype up the crowd and the team.

“This is a really fun train to be on,” band director Joe Dittfurth said. “I am super proud of Trent Miller and his staff and the work they are doing with our young men at Willis HS. I am also thankful for the wonderful relationship that we share between fine arts and athletics in our district and how we all work to support the efforts of each organization.The marching season may be longer than normal and we may be finished with our concert band holiday before we every finish football season, but it sure is fun and our students are stoked to continue to providing the soundtrack to the team’s success next week.”

Desoto will be a tough competitor. Many polls place the team at the top of 6A at the end of the season. Miller know his team can play and win against the team if they keep their mental game strong. 

“The most important thing now is that mental aspect,” Miller said. “At this point in the playoffs, everybody is good. So the teams that are the most mentally tough are the ones that come in, and they are the most successful. So now we have a tough task .We got Desoto. We are going to meet up with them in the Alamodome. This is something our town hasn’t seen. I would be on the Wildkats every Friday night,

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Jackie is a senior this year and is on both the newspaper and yearbook staff. Along with the yearbook and newspaper, Jackie is also involved in NHS, UIL speech/journalism competitions, Interact, and is Vice president of DECA. Last year Jackie placed 2nd in editorial writing and qualified for regionals. After high school, Jackie plans on going to Texas A&M University while majoring in journalism with a minor in biology and later attend medical school. It is also a known fact that Jackie is obsessed with Chick-fil-A and despises ranch dressing. You can reach her at [email protected]
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