86R33794 GM-D
  By: Kacal H.R. No. 1688
         WHEREAS, The Mart High School football team once again proved
  itself one of the finest in Texas by winning the 2018 University
  Interscholastic League 2A Division 2 state championship; and
         WHEREAS, The defending champs in their class, the Panthers
  won 9 of 10 regular-season contests and claimed the District 11
  title; Mart continued to excel throughout the playoffs, defeating
  Saratoga West Hardin, Simms Bowie, Grapeland, Muenster, and Falls
  City High Schools to earn its 11th trip to the state championship
  contest; and
         WHEREAS, Competing in front of a crowd of more than 7,000 fans
  at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Mart faced off against Gruver High
  School in the December 19 finale; the Panthers unleashed a
  devastating ground assault, rushing for nine touchdowns in the
  first half alone; by intermission, the team had already set the
  record for the most points scored in a 2A state championship game,
  and it ultimately rang up a total of 76 to achieve a commanding
  victory; when the final seconds ticked off the clock, Mart
  collected its seventh title overall and celebrated the first
  back-to-back crowns in program history; and
         WHEREAS, The Panthers were led by Offensive Most Valuable
  Player Tyrek Horne, who ran for seven touchdowns and 291 yards to
  set a pair of 2A title game records; on the other side of the ball,
  Defensive MVP Jacob Ybarra paced Mart with 6.5 tackles, two
  interceptions, and four pass breakups; ably guided by head coach
  Kevin Hoffman and his assistants, Mart received valuable
  contributions from each member of the roster over the course of the
  2018 campaign; and
         WHEREAS, Winning a state championship represents the
  culmination of countless hours of hard work and an unwavering
  commitment to excellence, and these talented student-athletes will
  treasure the memory of this accomplishment for the rest of their
  lives; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate the Mart High School football team
  on winning the 2018 UIL 2A Division 2 state championship and extend
  to the team's players, coaches, and staff sincere best wishes for
  continued success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the team as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.