Loaded with freshmen, Liberty Hill forges ahead to first state tournament


LIBERTY HILL (KXAN) — There are only two possible outcomes when half of your roster is comprised of freshmen.

“You kind of look at it and you piece some things in like oh this could be really good or this could be really bad,” Liberty Hill coach Darren Bauer said.

13 freshmen on a 25 player roster has been good enough to take Liberty Hill to the UIL 4A State Semifinals. The deepest run for a Panthers program that’s only been playing competitively for four seasons.

It takes chemistry to make it to the state tournament, even more when most of the team hasn’t played varsity.

“Where we started from the beginning to where we are now there is a drastic change,” Liberty Hill freshman Madi Fuller said.

“We just all meshed so well together I don’t know how to describe it but our personalities they couldn’t fit any better,” Liberty Hill junior Brooke Briscoe said.

Once it clicked, the Panthers didn’t look back, pushing ahead on a 17 game winning streak.

It’s awesome to be a freshman on this team. Having the time of our lives, going to the semifinals and just exploring something new for every single one of these girls

A fresh experience for a team of freshmen. They’re proving experience isn’t required to be great. 

Liberty Hill plays Midlothian Heritage in the 4A State Semifinals Wednesday at the Georgetown ISD Athletic Complex at 11 AM.

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