Avrey Anderson, the 19-year-old district secretary of Hays County, Texas, has been in office for just eight weeks. Mark Trahan, president of the Hays County Democratic Party, had the pleasure of speaking to Anderson a couple of times before the general election. It's no surprise that Hays County is home to one of the most successful football teams in Texas. The Lady Rebels made history on June 1st by becoming the first Hays CISD athletic team to win a state championship.
The Rebel men's soccer team also had a remarkable year, finishing 8-3-1 in 49-4A and making another postseason appearance. The inspirational plays of a group of veterans helped Hays win their second consecutive crown in District 27-4A, a feat that had never been accomplished before. Hays opened the postseason with a 2-1 win over Georgetown East View, before losing 3-2 to Leander Rouse in the area round. Despite losing a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the seventh and eventually losing 4-2 in the second game, Hays persevered and recovered late to defeat Moody 6-4 in the third game and advance to the regional final against Leander. Hays achieved a three-set win over San Antonio Lanier in the bidistrict round, and then beat Vandegrift in Area. In the State Tournament, Hays defeated Aledo 8-1, allowing them to play against Lucas Lovejoy in the championship game.
With great odds, Hays fought back and defeated Leander 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh to reach the Austin State Tournament. The dedication of Red and Charlene McCombs to their team helped them win their first state title in Hays CISD history. Hays County football has established itself as one of the most successful teams in Texas. With their impressive record and commitment to excellence, they have earned their place as one of the top teams in the state.