AZLE — Beating an opponent 45-0 in a game designed for families to celebrate their high school seniors made for special night.
Azle Christian manhandled Texoma Christian at home in six-man football, requiring the game to be called by the mercy rule at halftime. Afterward, a handful of seniors from the small, private school that sits alongside Farm-to-Marker Road 730 South were escorted onto the field by relatives to warm applause.
Christian Davila thanked head coach Clayton Sanders for helping him “become a man through football,” he said. He praised his parents for “always being loving and caring” and his siblings for cheering for him. He listed his favorite Bible verse as Psalms 19:14. “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you. O Lord, you are my rock and redeemer.”
Jake Skartvedt plans to play collegiate basketball and earn a degree in business. He thanked his parents, coaches, and teachers for their support and said he will miss his teammates and school.
Andy Wisniewski thanked his mom, Chelsae Griffin, his coaches, sibling, and everyone who taught him or showed him “how to be a real man — a God-fearing man,” he said.
Tyler Reyes plans to attend Abilene Christian University and pursue a degree in electrical engineering. He will miss the staff and administration at ACS for their helping him achieve his goals.
A.J. Rollins thanked his parents, siblings, coaches, friends, and God for getting him through high school. He won’t miss the classwork, but he will miss everyone at his alma mater, he said.
Other seniors who were celebrated included Kylie Chambers, Isaiah Hamilton, Bayleigh Lynn, Olivia Ramos, and Abby Young.
Azle Christian will play at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Prestonwood Christian in Proper.