Matt Joeckel is entering his senior season as Arlington (Texas) High's quarterback and is looking to go deep into the playoffs. Watching his back is his brother, Luke, a senior lineman, writes Jeff Miller.
At the start of the season, the Rivet (Vincennes, Ind.) baseball didn't even have enough players to field a team. After a "membership drive," the Patriots put together five straight postseason wins to reach the Indiana state championship game.
Greensburg, Ind., is a town of 10,000, and its surprising Greensburg High Pirates have won the state's toughest league. And now, as they push for a title, they're reminding many of another tiny town's run to a championship.
There was no one area of Texas that dominated the playoffs, no singular course for a team to follow to bring home a title. But as different as the journey was for Katy and Allen, both went home champions.
The Wylie Pirates' battle cry, "AHMO," is all about the firepower the team needs as it takes aim at a fifth straight postseason win Saturday versus Copperas Cove (13-1) in Class 5A Division II semifinals.
The football teams at Copperas Cove and Killeen are filled with kids whose parents are in the military. While both teams are still alive in the Texas playoffs, they are finding a bond in football, writes Jeff Miller.