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LEGACY PREP WENT 3-7 OVERALL IN 2021, WHILE REACHING THE REGIONAL ROUND OF THE TAPPS DIVISION III PLAYOFFS.
The Lions registered a win over John Paul II (28-12)in the Area Round to reach the Regional Final, where they fell short to Bay Area Christian (35-21).
Senior quarterback Tyler Prazak passed for more than 1,400 yards and nine scores, while rushing for another 489 for the season. Senior Jeremy Brown also paced the run game with more than 400 yards. Senior Luke Sigler, junior Ian McCraray and sophomores Kyle Prazak and David May paced the receivers room, all having more than 350 yards receiving apiece. Sigler led the team with nearly 600 yards on the year.
Senior Aidan Bailey paced the defensive side of the ball with 100 tackles for the year, while Chapman Wendell had 67, Jason Freeman with 59 and Ian Picard with 52. Tyler Prazak also played on defense and led the group with four sacks. Picard, Chandler Elrod and Bishop Moorman had 3.5 apiece.
In awards season, Bailey earned second-team, all-state honors for his play in the secondary. On offense, offensive linemen CadenAuger, McCraray and Tyler earned honorable mention, all-state nods.
On the all-district squad, Jackson Perniciaro (OL), Daniel Schneider (K), CohenWalker (RB), Auger (OL), McCraray (WR), Brown (RB)and Tyler (QB) were first teamers and May was named second-team, all-district at receiver.
On defense, Picard (DL), Wendell(LB), Brown(LB), Bailey(S) and Moorman(P) were first teamers. Elias Lough Miller was a second teamer for his play in the secondary.
LEGACY PREP WENT 18-8-1OVERALL IN 2021 AND REACHED THE AREA ROUND OF THE TAPPS4A PLAYOFFS. THE LIONS WENT A PERFECT 6-0 IN DISTRICT PLAY.
LPCA was paced by freshman Samara Coleman, who was a first-team, all-state selection at season’s end. Fellow freshman Emerson Lija was an honorable mention, all-state pick.
On the all-district squads — Coleman, Lija and junior Georgia Freeman earned first-team nods. Sophomore Sarah Cassidy, freshman Sydney McNeil and senior Maddie Steed were named second teamers. Senior Megan McDonald and sophomore Molly Steed were honorable-mention picks.
The future looks bright for LPCA with so many pieces returning for the 2022 season and beyond.
CASEY CLARK HAS BUILT UP THE LEGACY PREP CROSS COUNTRY PROGRAM OVER HIS EIGHT YEARS AT THE HELM AND HAS QUICKLY MADE THE LIONS ONE OF THE MOST FEARED PROGRAMS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.
The girls brought home their second State Championship in program history with five runners finishing in the Top 30 and two in the Top 10. The Lions had 74 points to win the TAPPS 4A State Championship in 2021.
Freshman Charlotte Freeman led the group with a fourth-place finish, while junior Aubrey Davis finished eighth. Morgan Singletary placed 20th, Hannah GraceBryant took 24th and Audrey Sipko crossed at 28th. Layla Faysal placed 43rd and Brooklyn Clark finished 60th.
On the boys’ side, the Lions finished fourth overall with 101 points. Another freshman led the crew as Aidan Rivers finished fifth with a time of 17:42.2. Seniors Carter Hutton and Carson Keys placed 21st and 22nd (18:32.4 and 18:38.9), respectively and senior Brennan Clark took 25th (19:07.4). Sophomore Gage Gerwick (19:20.5), senior Jarred Morgan (19:26.1) and senior Luke Henson (19:33) finished 30th, 31st and 32nd.
Both squads have experience returning for the 2022 season. Put the state on notice, the Lions are hereto stay.
UNDER 11TH-YEAR COACHAUDRA MAY, THE LEGACY PREPGIRLS FOUND THEMSELVESBACK IN THE TAPPS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN MARCH.
The Lions fell short, finishing as the State Runner-Ups, capping another remarkable season.
At season’s end, the Lions had five all-state selections. Seniors Mary Wittmer & Madison Steed and sophomore Molly Steed were first-team, all-state picks. Junior Georgia Freeman was a second-team, all-stater and Mary Katherine Kloesel was an honorable-mention selection.
The Steeds, Freeman and Kloessel were also selected to the TAPPS State All-Tournament team.
On the all-district squads, the Steeds, Wittmer, Freeman and Kloesel were all first teamers along with junior Aubrey Davis. Freshmen Charlotte Freeman and Ginger Freeman were second teamers.
On the boys’ side, it was a growth year for the Lions.
LPCA went 5-18 overall and failed to make it into postseason. Senior Collin Dyniewski was named to the all-state, honorable-mention squad to lead the group. Sophomore Dalton White along with Dyniewski were named first-team, all-district.
Sophomore Brandt Brown and seniors Gregory Merino and Brennan Clark were second-team, all-district picks, while Chafic “Alex” Faysal was an honorable-mention selection.
IT WAS A BANNER YEAR INTHE POOL FOR THE LEGACY PREPARATORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY.
The girls brought home their first-ever team State Title, scoring an amazing 300 points in February at the TAPPS State Swimming Meet.
“The girls were just overjoyed because they had worked so hard,” LPCA swim Coach Billy Gerwick said. “They relished the moment.
It was awesome.
”On the boys’ side, the team finished fourth overall with a score of 170.5 with just five swimmers competing.
“All of the boys really stepped up,” Gerwick said.
Senior Gavin Gerwick, who is Billy’s son, led the charge for the boys as heswam to a pair of individualtitles. Gavin took gold in the200-yard individual medley(1:57.13) and the 100-yard breaststroke (59.56). The State Championships come after a run of second-place finishes in his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons.
“This was his year,” Gerwick said. “He’s worked so hard for four years andhe rose to the occasion. He’snever gotten to stand at the top of the podium, and he was just hoping to do it in one event. He couldn’t be more excited; it was just awesome to see him finish first this time.”
As Gerwick looks towards to next season, he will have to replace the talents of his son Gavin, Luke Henson, Layla Faysal and Paityn Smith but has a solid core returning for the 2023 season.
“I’ve got high expectations for the next few years,”Gerwick said.