ON THE COVER The 2014 Scots football team celebrates with its Bi-District trophy last Friday. Photo by Melissa Macatee.
As the Battle of Midway approaches, the Highland Park football team is preparing for the Game of Year with its 11-0 opponents from the suburbs of Waco. The Midway Panthers are on the same level as Denton Guyer, Aledo and Mesquite Horn – superlative teams that the Scots have challenged over the past couple of
BEFORE THE KICKOFF: HP vs Midway The Battle of Midway begins tonight and after the smoke clears, the victor will live to battle another week. Midway is one of the strongest teams in the state this season. The Panthers are 11-0 and are ranked 13th in the AP state 6A rankings. MaxPreps ranks them 6th
PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP: HP vs Midway Highland Park Scots Offense WR 3 Andrew Frost WR 2 Campbell Brooks LT 55 Jack Sides LG 76 Rees LeMay C 50 Clayton Woods RG 60 Josh Leachman RT 78 Austin Webb WR 17 Kevin Ken WR 9 Sam Welfelt RB 34 Stephen Dieb QB 5 Brooks Burgin Defense
ROSTER: WACO MIDWAY PANTHERS No. Name Position Height Weight Class 1 Jackson Smith K 5’10” 155 11 2 Devontre Stricklin WR 6’3″ 170 12 3 Erick Torres WR 5’6″ 145 12 3 Andrew Sober QB 6’2″ 160 11 4 Keith Henson DB 5’9″ 145 12 5 Christian Davis DB 6’0″ 160 11 5 Colton Lewellen
COACHES AND ADMIN: WACO MIDWAY PANTHERS Superintendent Dr. George Kazanas Principal Jeff Gasaway Athletic Director Randy Weisinger Head Coach Terry Gambill Assistant Coaches Shane Anderson Derek Alford Dustin Davisson Jessie Fanning Cody Gambill Brad Griffin Lenoy Jones Bryan Kelley Dustin Loyd Dustin Sykora Ed Trochim Lance Wineinger Mark Villarreal Athletic
It is easy to dismiss a 5-5 playoff opponent and the Highland Park coaches know that. With Murder’s Row waiting for tonight’s victor, the biggest mistake the Scots can make is to look ahead. “We’ve lost in the first round before,” said HP head coach Randy Allen. “It can be the hardest playoff game because once
Before the Kickoff Highland Park vs. Irving Nimitz Don’t let Nimitz’s 5-5 record fool you. Any team in the playoffs can get hot and take down a 9-1 or 10-0 team. Every Texas high school team that makes the playoffs can be dangerous. For the 9-1 Scots, the danger is looking past the Vikings.
On the Cover The 2014 Highland Belles seniors, photographed by Brad Bradley.
Highland Park Scots Offense WR 3 Andrew Frost WR 2 Campbell Brooks LT 55 Jack Sides LG 76 Rees LeMay C 50 Clayton Woods RG 60 Josh Leachman RT 78 Austin Webb WR 17 Kevin Ken WR 9 Sam Welfelt RB 34 Stephen Dieb QB 5 Brooks Burgin Defense DE 95 Michael Thornton