The disappointment cannot be washed away in a few days after the Yellowjackets went down 62-31 in the final game of the 2018 season. Yet the great seniors of this class will see that they had a very important part in turning the Yellowjacket program into a winning program. The 7-5 may not be what all had hoped. But seven wins is nothing to look down on. The Jackets have played in one of the toughest districts in 4-A football. This team, these seniors should be so proud.
You won 7 games.
You had a four game winning streak.
You averaged over 30 points a game on offense.
You average allowing 21.58 points a game on defense. A vast improvement over any defense in the past 15 years.
You lost 3 games by a total of 14 points.
You avenged one of those losses with an over time win in a State Play Off Game.
The offensive line protected a passing game that was the second most productive in school history.
The Passing attack produced 19 TD passes. ( Tied school record)
The passing attack had 4 games of more than 200 yards.
The running game produced a 137 yard rusher in the Area football game.
The offense produced a need for a new category in the Record Book: The top two most receiving yards on a single play in play off history.
The team played for the first time, at the most Historic Alamo Stadium, two times.
You Showed up to play. The offense had the ball first. Drove 17 plays without a penalty or turnover to score first in the Area Game. Then, when it would have been easy to call it a season, the offense drove 10 plays at the end of the game to score a touchdown. There was no give up in this team.
You played on a team that found a record kicking field goal and extra point man. 8 of 8 on field goals. Missed one extra point.( Made 35 of 36). A 48 Yard FG! School records all. Those could be records for you all to notice….decades from now.
Maybe the records mean little to you now. But as time moves on, this team will look back and be so proud of all you accomplished. And more than that, it should be a way to measure your own personal success as you move through life. Never give up.. Anything can happen. Even winning when you have your back to the end zone.
I will be writing on for a few more weeks…more than anything putting items in the record books…I will post those items here, and then you can go and locate them under Yellowjacket Records. Do not hesitate to point out errors or omissions. I could use the help.
Have at least a dozen entries now….will write more soon on the Llano-West Oso Game…I like to think good thoughts, and fun things about this season…the next few weeks will be fun.