Archer City junior quarterback Ty Bates garnered District 6-2A Offensive MVP honors after leading the Wildcats to a 6-4 record and berth in the area round of the playoffs. Bates accounted for 36 touchdowns and 2,824 yards of total offense.
Holliday senior Crae Jackson nabbed District 5-3A Overall MVP honors while senior Crosby Jurecek picked up Defensive MVP accolades and sophomore Peyton Marchand earned Newcomer of the Year. The Eagles finished the season at 11-2 with a district championship and appearance in the regional semifinals.
Few in Archer County and the North Texas area compare to Tatum Veitenheimer. The pig-tailed blonde left Windthorst as the region’s all-time leading scorer with 3,311 career points, averaging nearly 25 points pergame to garner all-state accolades all four years of her illustrious prep career.
The Holliday Lady Eagle cross country team had a goal to repeat as state champions this year. However, competition at the state level is a field of elite athletes, so duplicating last year’s success was going to take a major effort.
For just the second time in history, Archer City (6-3) and Windthorst (10-1) are set to meet in the postseason. The two Archer County rivals meet in Graham on Friday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. with a trip to the Region II-2A Semifinals on the line.