By Chad Conine
To be a great teammate, an athlete has to care more about the people around him or her than individual glory. He or she has to make the group better rather than simply wait for moments to shine.
But to be the person the team is counting on to make the difference in winning or losing, an athlete has to have a burning desire to be the best player on the field or court.
This year's Super Centex Athletes of the Year — Lorena's McKenzie Tuyo and Midway's James Fullbright — blended those two seemingly conflicting qualities with fantastic results.
Tuyo describes herself as a perfectionist who demands more from herself than she would even imagine asking from others. Fullbright built his Panther legacy on being the hardest worker in the building. And their respective high school careers show the payout.
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One of Central Texas' most accomplished underclassmen will be making the jump from Class 2A to 6A in the upcoming school year.
Junior Tyler Webb, who was the Super Centex Basketball Player of the Year and the second-team quarterback on the Super Centex football team as a Bosqueville sophomore this past school year, will be a Midway Panther this fall.
Ken Webb, Tyler's father, has been hired as a Midway boys' basketball and track and field assistant coach, Midway athletic director Brad Shelton confirmed on Tuesday.