Monday, July 11, 2016


On Friday 7/8/16 the Vikings ran the table and won all three pool games by an impressive 20 point per game average margin of victory. The first game against RR Cedar Ridge was tight in the first half but the Vikings pulled away to win 42-21. In game two the Vikes shut out the El Paso Eastlake team 28-0. The final game was against a very talented Houston Richmond Foster team and again the Vikes won going away this time by a 40-22 margin.

On Saturday though the Vikes did not play as crisply as a team in the first game of the Championship Bracket and fell to a good College Station team 39-27. After a slow start the Vikes took the lead back 27-26 but could not close the deal and finished the tournament 3-1. The 2016 State Tournament was won by the Woodlands 32-26 over Dickinson.

The season record of 16-1 was the highest winning percentage in program history at 94%. The Vikes beat 9 of 10 state qualifiers they played and did not lose a regular season game. Congratulations to everyone involved in the program for a very successful season.

Many thanks to our team parents (led by Shannon and Lysandra), sponsors and the Lamar football staff for the consistent support. Big kudos to the assistant coaches (Elias, Steve, Lawrence, Harrell, Julian, Chris, Barry, Spencer, Nic and Darrian) for all you work this season!

Saturday, July 2, 2016


The Vikes will open pool play on Field 4 at Veteran's Park in College Station next Friday July 8th at 1:00 pm. The schedule is:

1:00 pm LAMAR vs RR Vista Ridge
3:00 pm LAMAR  vs. El Paso Eastlake
5:00 pm LAMAR vs. Richmond

This is a very good pool and we will have to play at our best to advance to the Championship Bracket Play on Saturday.

A couple of interesting items to note-of the 13 state qualifying games we played this summer, 6 were against teams that eventually qualified for the State Tournament. We beat all 6 teams by an average margin (15 points) which is the same margin of victory in all 13 of our wins. That is a good sign that we "do not play up or down to our competition" but concentrate on playing to our ability. Over the last 4 years the average points per game by the eventual state champions was 41 ppg while allowing about 22 points per game. We are slightly under the 41 ppg offensively but right on the 22 ppg allowed as defensive  team. The message to our kids is that we need to continue "doing what we do" and good things could happen. There is a copy of the team itinerary attached under the PDF heading on the home page-follow along as we journey through our 19th consecutive state tournament!