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Rise to victory

Angie Frederickson
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Southwest Football League Longhorns

Southwest Football League Longhorns

The sophomore-division Longhorns (pictured) pose with mustaches to celebrate their Southwest Football League championship. The third- and fourth-grade boys defeated the Mustangs, 41-8, in the league’s final game. After finishing the regular season with a 3-3-2 record, the Longhorns became an unstoppable force in the playoffs, with big wins in each of the games. Coach Staton Childers credits the boys’ focus, effort and hustle for their success at the end of the season. The champion team is (top row) coach Staton Childers; (middle row, from left) Luke Loving, Lee Beasley, Grant Berger, Wyatt Childers, Cash Harris, Kolbe Stewart, Reid Roberson, Ryan Cortez, Lane Hackerman; (bottom row, from left) Brayden Blackburn, John Hicks, Morgan Tannery, Xander Oldham, Lawson Behan and Andy Garcia.

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