Athletic Year in Review:
Although the 2019-2020 athletic year was cut short, it was certainly one for the record books at EHS. Both the girls volleyball and football teams set the tone for what would be a fantastic year in the Athletics Pillar with SPC championships earned in front of the home fans in Houston. The girls cross country team added their own exclamation point on an exciting fall season by earning their second-consecutive SPC runner-up trophy.
The winter season proved to be an exciting one as well as each EHS varsity team achieved the remarkable feat of placing in the top-two of the SPC south zone, thus earning first-round byes in the SPC tournament. The EHS wrestling program enjoyed an outstanding SPC weekend in Dallas as the Knights earned their third consecutive runner-up trophy while 11 wrestlers placed in the top-three in the SPC. The varsity boys basketball team gave #1 seed St. Mark's all they could handle in the SPC semi-final as the heavily-favored Lions used a fourth quarter rally to win by nine points. The Knights rallied to defeat St. Stephen's in the consolation final to finish 3rd in the SPC with an overall record of 22-8. The varsity girls basketball team may have been the story of the winter as the Knights earned a thrilling win over Kinkaid in the SPC consolation final and finished the season with a record of 23-6.
The spring athletic season was off to a terrific start before activities were suspended. The varsity girls track team earned second place finishes in two of the three major early-season track meets and looked primed to make a run at an SPC title. The varsity boys lacrosse team gave fans much to be excited about as the team used an explosive offense and ferocious defense to defeat Strake Jesuit, Lamar, and Houston Christian in the first few weeks of the season. The varsity girls softball team looked to capture their fourth-consecutive SPC championship and played very well in capturing the championship in the Schulenburg Tournament in early March. The varsity boys baseball team carried a 2-0 SPC record into spring break after two impressive wins over Kinkaid and Houston Christian. The Knights were eager to open newly renovated Jess Borg Field just after Easter.
Despite the early end to the athletic year, the EHS community has much to celebrate. This senior class will be remembered for more than wins and efforts in competition. The class of 2020 embraced the expectations created by those who preceded them and left their own indelible mark on the EHS Athletics Pillar.
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