It wasn't that long ago, 2009 in fact that, when the Waskom football team went 0-10. Six years later, the Wildcats are on the brink of its 2nd state championship in school history and a 30 game win streak.
Much of Waskom’s success this year has been because of this year's senior class who is 50-5 in 4 years and led by senior Chan Amie.
Head coach Whitney Keeling said, "All the way through the 6 year career that I've had him, he's always been the guy that you can lean on. He's always going to be the guy that no matter what the score is. He's going to be giving 100%"
Amie said, "Coming out of 8th grade. I had to step up and start as a freshman and it wasn't an easy job so I kind of took over from there."
Chan has rushed for well over 2000 yards this season and has 36 total touchdowns. He also leads the Wildcats in tackles on defense at linebacker.
Chan adds that he gets a little incentive from his mother.
"She kind of motivates me because she pays me $20 for every touchdown I make. Every time I score a touchdown, it's money out of her pocket."
In last week's win over West Rusk, Chan rushed for 215 yards and 3 touchdowns in just the first half.
The defending state champs have won 29 straight games dating back to last season. Chan says undefeated season this year has been that much sweeter after many counted Waskom out following the departure of June Bug and Kevin Johnson.
"I'm a little hungrier because they said we weren't going to be anything without Kevin or June Bug but now that we're winning and showing that we can, I kind of want it more and more."
Keeling said, "I don't think they believe that they can be beat and I think that's 90% of the battle. I think once you step on the field, these kids fully expect to win."
And that expectation continues this Friday when plays Waskom plays in the state semifinals against Idalou on Friday.
Chan said, "We know what we're capable of and we come out doing what we know we can do, there's no way they can beat us."
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