Forney High School Lady Jackrabbits Eliminated in State Semi-Final
It’s hard to even know where to start when writing a story about the Lady Jackrabbit softball team. This team overcame tragedy in the most public of ways over the last two years. Forney will never forget them and their perseverance. The State Title in 2018 would even be unbelievable for Hallmark or Disney. But, they did it. We followed them. We cried for them and we cheered for them. They made us proud and showed us what love and inspiration can do.
They took us on a very similar journey this year, as they made a return trip to Austin for the State Tournament, just needing to win two games to repeat as 5A State Champs. It’s a rare feat in Texas’ second largest classification, as only Aledo and Crowley have done it before. It wasn’t meant to be this year, as Forney lost to eventual State Champ Angleton, 7-6 in 11 innings. This game had a little of everything, including dramatic and big-time plays that brought both sides of the crowded McCombs Field stands to their feet on Friday afternoon. In a matchup featuring the #1 ranked team in Angleton and the #3 ranked team in Forney, it was inevitable the game would be tight in the end.
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