SITTING INSIDE THE LOCKER ROOM, A TAPPS 5A RUNNER-UP STATE BANNER LAYING ON THE GROUND, MEDALS ATTACHED TO RED MATERIAL DRAPED AROUND THEIR NECKS, THE SECOND BAPTIST SCHOOL WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM TOOK IN THE WORDS OF JOHN HERNDON.
The second-year coach was raw with his emotion.
"Everybody, get eye contact with me," Herndon said with his voice shaking. "I love you all."
He had just watched his team go toe-to-toe with Southwest Christian for 32 minutes, falling just short in the end in February. The 73-63 loss ended the Eagles' season as the second-best in Texas.
ROSTER TURNOVER FORCED FBCA BOYS YOUNGSTERS TO EMERGE
Coming off a state run in 2019, Fort Bend Christian Academy basketball coach Kalvin Lewis had his work cut out for him. Having lost several veteran starters to graduation, the Eagles were trying to find their footing as new leaders began to emerge. Not to mention, FBCA plays in the District of Doom with the likes of Westbury Christian, Lutheran South and Frassati Catholic.
Westbury Christian went undefeated in district play and reached the state title game. They knocked out Lutheran South in the state semis. The Eagles went 18-9 overall and fell in the area round.