Huffman falls one win short of state 4A title

Celebrating victory in LaPorte.
Celebrating victory in LaPorte.

SAN ANTONIO – The Huffman Falcon’s Boy’s Basketball Team stunned many by capturing the 4A Region III Championship on March 5 at La Porte High School, defeating Silsbee Tigers 62-56, then falling to dozen times state champion Argyle 49-30 at the Alamodome.

The local team finished the year 31-2, and although seen as an “Outta’ Nowhere Phenomena,” Coach Scott Barrett says, “We have been on the doorstep for a while. We just finally broke through this year.”

Barrett seems a personal impeller. “I think we love our kids enough and set huge standards that all they want to to do is win.” He seems to believe that at base is an environment that determines how athletes develop.

“Our culture in Huffman athletics is pretty special. It starts at the top with our Superintendent Dr. Benny Soileau and works itself down to our Athletic Director Mike McEachern to our coaches and athletes.”

But in the end what enabled this team to wow so many following the 4A basketball schedules?

“We got a lot of high character kids who are selfless enough to sacrifice and that believe in each other.”