Spring Woods: Spring Woods was 40 minutes away from history.
In the Region III-6A finals in April, Spring Woods fell short to Alief Elsik, 3-2, in its first regional final appearance since 2014.
For the past eight months, the Tigers have had to sit back and think about that loss. In that offseason period, Spring Woods has taken that "bad taste" and used it as fuel to prepare for 2020.
Memorial Girls: The Memorial Mustangs girls soccer team won state in 2018, the first-ever Spring Branch ISD girls soccer team to have hoisted the hardware.
It wasn't a fluke and coach Lyndley Amarantos has a team hungry for another state run.
"We are excited," the 2018 National Federation of State High School Association Girls' Soccer Coach of the Year said. "The sky is the limit. Last year, we were dealing with a state hangover and that was a lot to come back from. This year the girls are focused and ready. Hopefully, people have forgotten about us and we can come out and surprise some people."