KATY - Towards the end of her speech with her team huddled around her, Sydney Gotcher leaned further into the circle with some final words.
"This is our year, we're going back-to-back baby."
Fulshear players cheered and screamed for joy at the those words, with even a little jumping around, before putting their hands in the air and breaking the final huddle of the night. The Chargers were celebrating a 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-17) victory over Dripping Springs on Tuesday inside Katy ISD's Merrell Center, which had just catapulted them to the Class 5A State Championship match to face defending champ Lucas Lovejoy.
KATY – A team fueled by the doubters is a dangerous one.
Fulshear felt like they had something to prove in 2020. Being the reigning Class 4A State Champions wasn't enough anymore. Now, in Class 5A the team felt like they had to prove themselves all over again.
Well, doubters proven wrong.
Fulshear defeated College Station 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-18) to capture the Region III-5A Championship on Thursday night at the Merrell Center and punched the program's ticket back to the UIL State Tournament.