The Archer County News presented $10 and a copy of the Santa Letter edition to the first place Christmas coloring contest winners and a copy of the Santa Letter edition to those who were honorable mention.
Holliday middle school took first place in its Academic UIL District Meet, competing against Henrietta, City View and Nocona. The Eagles won the meet with 1,381 points, over 400 points better than runner-up Henrietta (743) and more than 1,000 points better than City View (277) and Nocona (134).
For Scott, Cy and Ethan Belcher, the 2020 campaign was a special year, not only due to the state championship, but as a final sendoff for the group. “There’s something special about having your kid on there, there’s no doubt about that,” Scott said.
Windthorst senior wide receiver Kyle Wolf tormented defenses all season. The 6-foot, 2-inch speedster rewrote the Trojans’ record books following a 76-catch, 17-touchdown season which ended with an Offensive MVP award in the state championship game.
Coming into the state championship game, the Mart Panthers had not scored less than 48 points against 2A competition and 32 points all year. The Windthorst Trojans defense, led by coordinator Juan Cavazos, had not given up more than three touchdowns to 2A competition.
The Class 2A-DII state champion picked up well deserved all-district recognition following the Trojans’ run through the postseason. Five Windthorst players received superlative accolades while 15 Trojans earned first team All-District 7-2A honors.
Windthorst head coach Chris Tackett has been coaching on the Trojans staff for longer than his players have been alive, inluding the 2003 state championship. However, last Wednesday night was Tackett’s first as head coach.
The Trojans’ run to the 2020 Class 2A-DII state championship was anything but easy. Windthorst was the only 2A-DII team to play 16 games, rolling to a 15-1 record with wins over the Nos. 1, 3, and 5 ranked teams in the state.