FHS Boy’s Water Polo sets the bar even higher, but falls one game short of State. The journey was hard-fought, with the Mustangs taking down Clear Brook 12-8, followed by defeating Galveston Ball 12-7, and then toppling Clear Falls 7-6. However the Mustangs suffered a 6-9 loss to Clear Springs in the state qualifying game. “The team had a great season, they surprised everybody. Nobody expected us to be competitive, but we stepped up and I couldn’t be more proud of them.” – Coach Jeff Otten.
The Lady Mustangs also qualified for the regional tournament, but suffered losses to Clear Lake and Clear Falls. “The girls were a young team, but they didn’t let that be a disadvantage. They were aggressive and constantly battling no matter the score.” – Coach Jeff Otten.
Several key Mustang players received special honors. Susannah Smith was awarded Girls 3rd Team All Region. Kyle Beaman was awarded Boys 2nd Team All Region, and Matt Garry was awarded Boys 1st Team All Region. Mustangs coach Jeff Otten was awarded Region Co-Coach of the Year.