LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - “Right now, this is my lunch room and in a couple of hours this is where I will have practice,” Southcrest Lady Warrior Emma Baldwin said.
Out at Southcrest Christian schools, they have made the most out of what they have.
“Every room is a multi-purpose - Sunday school in every room, school in every room, and then we use the room,” Clay Stout said. “And they don’t make excuses. You know, why we don’t have this? I have never heard that out of these girls. They just want to go out there and play hard.”
And that is exactly what they’ve done.
Last season, under first year head coach Clay Stout, the Southcrest Lady Warriors won the TAPPS 2A State title.
“When that final buzzer went off and we won the game, it was kind of ridiculous,” Baldwin said. “For the longest time it was hard to believe that Southcrest Christian School, who were the losers in pretty much all athletics had won the TAPPS 2A State Championship.”
After soaring all the way to the top, the Lady Warriors have stayed at the top.
Currently, Southcrest is 18-0 on the season and is ranked No. 1 in the TAPPS 2A ranks.
“This is where we hoped we would be at this point, but the season is still in front of us,” Stout said. “The district, we play All Saints Friday, and we split with them last year. So, this is a big game coming up and we are just focused on it.”
It is that one game at a time mentality that the Lady Warriors will take as they transition into district play, and as they go for back to back state titles.
“Well that is our goal,” Clay Stout said. “But we talk about the next three weeks. If we don’t get better every day for the next three weeks, then it is going to be hard for us to do it. If we can do that, then I feel like we will have a shot at it. But, there are a lot of good teams out there – a lot of good teams.”