Mustangs Football Team Puts a Cap on the Season

Mustang varsity football team concludes the season with their banquet.


Photo by: LeTesha Wheeler

Players cheer “The Ra-Ra” one last time.

Austin George , staff writer

On Saturday, January 16, the McKinney Christian Academy varsity football team held their annual banquet. The banquet was held in a private room at Fork and Fire restaurant in Mckinney. All players, parents and coaches gathered for dinner and the end of the year recap video titled “22 players, 48 minutes” by Tom Moore. The video recapped every game of the season and showed individuals’ highlights and stats. Following the video, head coach Dan Whitsett spoke on the season and his love for the team. Next, the coaches brought up every player by class to speak on all of their attributes throughout the season. After each player was honored, seniors Emilio Sanchez and Justin Macarrens gave their final speeches to the players and coaches. The team ended the night by singing the fight song for all of the parents and finishing with their signature break out called “The ra-ra.” The Mustang football team capped off a season of adversity and are ready for offseason and the season to come.

Players sing fight song in front of parents. (Photo by: Courtesy Photo)
Senior Emilio Sanchez and junior Noah Wheeler take a picture near Sanchez’s senior table. (Photo by: LeTesha Wheeler)

Team Awards:

Noah Wheeler

TAPPS All-State Honorable-Mention Receiver
TAPPS Academic All-State
All-District First Team Receiver
All District First Team Defensive Back
MCA Football “Most Outstanding Player Award”
Max Luna
TAPPS Academic All-State
All-District Second Team Kicker
All-District Honorable-Mention Punter
Cash Etheredge
All-District Second Team Running Back
All-District Second Team Linebacker
MCA Football “Offensive Player of the Year”
MCA Football “Stallion Leadership Award”
Gerrit Rogers
All-District Honorable-Mention Offensive Line
MCA Football “Lineman of the Year Award”
Luke Smith
All-District Honorable-Mention Linebacker
MCA Football “Defensive Player of the Year Award”
Caden Brown
All-District Honorable-Mention Defensive Back
Connor Jarzombek
All-District Honorable-Mention Receiver
Tucker Scott
MCA Football “Hard Hat Award”
Cal Emley
MCA Football “Mustang Servant Leader Award’
Drew Denton
MCA Football “Scout Team Player of the Year”
LJ McCareins
All-District Honorable-Mention Defensive Line