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High School Football Spotlight: Arlington Heights Christian School

Posted: 12:30 PM, Sep 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-20 13:32:22-04

There is plenty of great high school football in the Coastal Bend. From Calallen to Flour Bluff, the area brings action packed games every Friday night. But there is one team that is seemingly overlooked. A program that has won more state titles than some teams in the area: Arlington Heights Christian School.

Arlington Heights runs six man football rather than 11 man football. And they’re entire program only has nine kids on the varsity squad, but some of the athletes says that brings them closer together.

“When it’s just six people on a field and especially when you have just nine people on a team, you’re definitely getting a real tight brotherhood there,” Junior receiver Wesley Mathisen said.

The Lions won a state championship two years ago and are looking to return that stage but there is a lot of room to improve.

“Last year it was pretty small, we didn’t have a lot of muscle or power on the line but this year we have power and speed,” Junior Benjamin Menard said.

The football team for this faith based school says they have two priorities.

“God first, state championship second,” Head Coach Andre Garrett said.

The Lions play their rival Annapolis this Friday.