Mansfield ISD Magazine Winter 2015 - Page 9

2015 Football Season Highlights M ansfield ISD’s 2015 high school football season was marked with many competitive achievements and historic firsts. Four MISD high schools advanced to playoffs: Lake Ridge High, Mansfield High, Summit High, and Timberview High. Mansfield High accompished a school first by advancing to the state semifinal game. Also, Lake Ridge High made history by becoming the first football team in MISD’s 106-year history to play in the UIL state championship game. Check out some additional highlights from this season: Lake Ridge High School • Fourth year of varsity football for the school. • 0-10 in the first year of varsity football, but was 15-0 heading into the state championship. • Quarterback, Jett Duffey received the Landry Award for best football player in the DFW area, and was named Mr. Texas Football 2015. • Defeated the two-time defending state champion Aledo Bearcats in the semifinals before being defeated by the George Ranch Longhorns in the state championship. Mansfield High School • Won district championship for the first time in 42 years. • First time in school history advancing to the state semifinal. • Won 11 straight games to advance to the semifinals. They were defeated by Lake Travis. • Junior running back Kennedy Brooks was a nominee for the Landry Award, which is given to DFW’s top player. Mansfield School & Family 7