Brock High School’s dominance in Class 3A academics and athletics continued during the 2018-19 school year, as the district was recently awarded its fourth Lone Star Cup in the last five years.
The LSC, which measures schools’ success in a wide range of outlets including individual and team sports, band, theater, student congress, academics and more, is awarded annually to one school in each classification.
Brock’s latest win stands as the district’s sixth overall.
Scoring 79 points, Brock edged out second-place Wall (70 points) and third-place Holliday (66 points).
In addition to a trophy, the LSC win comes with a $1,000 scholarship for each classification’s top school.
In athletics, Brock was fueled by deep playoff runs (at least four rounds) from its football, basketball (boys and girls), baseball and softball teams, as well as a state qualifier in cross country, a state champion doubles team in tennis, a fourth-place state team finish in boys’ golf, a sixth-place finish in state team tennis and a fifth-place finish at state in the girls’ 400M.
Brock’s collection of LSC wins, including its latest, are the result of a strong, collaborative effort between the district’s educators, coaches, students and community, Athletic Director Chad Massey said.
“It’s something that we strive to accomplish in our district every year,” Massey said.
“It’s validation of the hard work our kids, teachers and coaches put in throughout the year.
“Our coaches and teachers are some of the most dedicated people you’ll ever be around. We have teachers up here [this week] working with students academically in the summer. We’ve got coaches out on the fields and courts running camps [as well as] strength and conditioning programs. It’s their dedication, the kids’ dedication and the parents’ dedication, getting their kids to and from the things they’ve got to do to be successful.
“You can never replace hard work, and that’s what our teachers and coaches do everyday.”
Massey also credited the culture of winning instilled within Brock’s student athletes from a young age, and their desire to continue that legacy as they reach the high school ranks.
“It builds upon itself,” Massey said.
“Success breeds success, and our kids know what it takes to reach their end goals. It takes a lot of hard work and they know that. They respect that.
“We have a tremendous turnout for everything that we do. It’s that dedication of those kids wanting to be great each and every day that causes most of our success.”
While Brock greatly benefits from such commitment, Massey stressed Class 3A is full of successful programs with a shot at taking the crown, saying the Eagles and Lady Eagles must continue to work hard and give their best effort to sustain their spot at the top of the classification moving forward.
“It’s a long and grueling process,” Massey said.
“You’ve got to take it sport by sport, academic meet by academic meet. You really don’t know until close to the end if you’re gonna be able to pull it out, and sometimes we’ve had it come down to one sport at the end of the year.
“It’s such a tough competition as far as other schools in our classification being great at everything they do too. So it’s something that when you do win it, you’ve earned it.
“We never really talk about winning [it] as the end product, but it is the product of a process of doing great things everyday.”
Winners in other classifications included Southlake Carroll (6A), Highland Park (5A), Argyle (4A), Mason (2A) and Nazareth (1A).