Road trip ahead…just twenty-four hours ’til take off! The Lady Titans and their families will be headed to “State”, in a matter of hours, with a third overall ranking. It is the Texas State Homeschool Basketball Championships drawing us to the Metroplex.
Don’t let the “homeschool” part throw you. This tournament is not for the faint of heart. The number one team at last year’s tournament had so many Division 1 college scouts attending the final game that fans were hard pressed to find a seat (slight exaggeration, but you get the picture). This same number one Texas team also took home the National Championship trophy, last March, at the National Homeschool Basketball Championship in Springfield, MO (the largest athletic tournament in the U.S., with over 300 teams competing at all levels).
All that to say…heading into this tournament, ranked third, is a pretty big deal-e-o for this little team from a mid-sized Texas town! Top teams typically represent the larger cities. Houston dominated for years, but it’s been a team from the Arlington/Ft. Worth area that has been taking all the kudos as of late. Austin also brings in tough competition (ranked second this year), as well as others from the DFW Metroplex and Houston area.
There is a tough road ahead for the Lady Titans and it won’t be easy. To make it to the coveted Championship game, these girls will have to fight their way through three games, two of which are against a Dallas team (also in top ten) and Austin (number two)…not for the faint of heart! Way to go Lady Titans to even be in this position! Big deal. Really big deal.
Did anyone see the Daytona 500 last weekend? 20-year-old, Trevor Bayne and his team won it, one day after his twentieth birthday. It was only his second cup race (whatever that means) and HE WON! Talk about a Cinderella story! And the best part was that he gave God the glory. He said (as best as I can remember it…not exact quote, but close), “We prayed before the race…we pray a lot…it just goes to show what God can do.” Does that make you want to jump up and shout “Hallelujah” or what?!
Only God knows what this little tournament in Texas holds. There are three things of which we can count on: 1. He will be there, pouring out His grace on all His children, 2. He cares about the simplest of things and this is yet another of His gifts, so many gifts, and 3. The Lady Titans can hold their heads high and thank Him, already. No matter the outcome of this tournament, they have already been blessed to go into it, not only in the top ten, but in the top three!
Go get ’em Lady Titans! Have fun!
And give God the Glory…No. Matter. What.