The Chapel Hill Lady Devils hosted Canton this past Tuesday during the Christmas break. Little did anyone know, it was Coach Garrett’s 900th game to coach, so for him, it was kind of special. If you sit and think about it, Coach Garrett isn’t that old and he has coached 900 games. On to the game…
Rivercrest Football players honored
In their last competition before the Christmas break, the Tigers hosted Texas Alliance of Christian Athletes(TACA) last Tuesday, a private school team out of Dallas that boasts several Divison I recruits. Mount Pleasant trailed by four points at the half but outscored TACA 45-24 in the second half to take the convincing victory. Sophomore guard Payton Chism set the tone for the Tigers with a game and season high 27 points shooting 67% from the field including a 4 for 7 performance from behind the arc.
The Mount Pleasant Tiger football team placed nineteen players on the All-District team this season reflective of the individual successes recognized by opposing coaches. Highly recruited defensive end Tre Emory received one of the highest honors earning 9-5A Defensive Player of the Year. Emory, a junior and three-star recruit, has already received offers from ten Division I colleges including TCU, Baylor, and Oklahoma State. Emory finished the season with 48 tackles and recorded a team high 6 sacks all while wreaking havoc on opposing quarterbacks and notching multiple knockdowns each game.
We went into today’s game lacking focus and it cost us. Before the game, we worked hard on several key areas, but we were unable to apply those skills consistently for 4 quarters. As a coach, I have to do a better job overall and as a team, we have to trust our game plan through the highs and lows of each game.