HEMPSTEAD, Texas -- Thursday night at Cowboys Stadium the Hempstead Bobcats will play in the state championship game for the first time in school history.
The Bobcats will meet up with Melissa in the 2A Division I title game at 8 p.m.
Melissa (12-1) won the Division II 7-on-7 State championship at Kyle Field this summer and the Cardinals offense averages 44.1 points per game.
Hempstead (14-0) is led by a terrific defense that gives up only 7.9 points per game. The Bobcat offense puts up 34.2 points per contest.
"It's a dream come true," said Hempstead senior linebacker Daniel Herrera. "We've been playing for this for the past four years. It's just a dream come true to finally play in the state championship game after four years of hard work."
Senior center Martin Guerra said, "It feels like, no other feeling in the world. It's kind of an honor to say that you're one of the two teams, the last ones playing at Cowboys Stadium. It's like overwhelming. There's no words to describe it."
Senior wide receiver and safety Trent Momon, a Texas A&M verbal commit, added, "It's a great feeling. We work hard during two-a-days and we finally get our opportunity to play in a state championship."