It was an emotional moment.
Years of hard work all paid off with the simple stroke of a pen on a piece of paper. But it wasn't just any normal paper, it was a National Letter of Intent to play women's basketball at the University of Texas.
Precious Johnson's dream had just became a reality.
On November 13, the Baytown Sterling senior in front of a crowded gym, administrators and teachers also in attendance, with her mother Darlene Carr sitting by her side wearing a burnt orange t-shirt with the unmistakable Longhorn logo across the front watched as Johnson made it official.
VYPE Media was there to catch the life-changing moment for the girl who is heading to the 40 Acres.
Who is getting in?
The Goose Creek CISD have a few squads with postseason hopes at entering late October.
The Goose Creek Memorial football team has had a bounce-back season under the direction of first-year coach Shannon Carter.
The Pats are 3-4 overall and 2-2 in District 9-5A-DI. They face Galena Park this week and need a win. Then they face New Caney followed by Kingwood Park, who they are currently tied with. Port Arthur Memorial is getting in with the No. 3 seed, leaving the GC-M and K-Park as the play-in game. Brice Lane is the leading rusher with nearly 400 yards, while Emerson Haywood has thrown for 881 yards. Jaylon Thompson is the leading WR with 300 yards.
After starting 3-0, Lee has gone 1-3 in district play. Ijeana Wooley has done with part with over 1,600 yards of offense from the QB spot. Keke Davis has rushed for 450 yards and WR Elijah Partida has 414 yards in receiving.
The Ganders have to sweep – Dayton, Vidor and Crosby – which is tough sledding. That would make them 4-3 in District 12-5A-DII.
Baytown Sterling is 1-6 on the season and winless in district play. The defense is ranked No. 2 in the district. The offense is led by Jacob Landry, who has thrown for 750 yards. EJ Hawkins is the favorite target with 262 yards.
Baytown Sterling seems to be a lock for the playoffs. By Bradley Collier
On the volleyball beat, a pair of GCCISD teams have a shot at the postseason.
Under the direction of coach Candace Southall, Baytown Sterling is tied for third in District 21-6A with two games to play. It seems as if the Rangers will reach the postseason.
The Goose Creek Memorial Patriots are fighting for their lives in District 22-5A. They must beat Galveston Ball. After that is undefeated Friendswood. They are tied with Crosby, who has Santa Fe and Baytown Lee. If both go 1-1 in last two games, they tie at 7-7. Both teams split their district series and both beat each other 3-1 in their wins.
Baytown Lee is currently 2-10 in district play.