The Woden Eagles are making their first trip to Round Rock for the state championships.
When the team pulled out of the high school Tuesday morning on a charter bus it was hard to find a bigger smile than the one on the face of junior Caleb Graves. The trip for the team may be new but the experience for Graves is not.
Graves comes from an athletic family. His uncle is Shane Graves, a 1989 graduate of Nacogdoches High School. Shane continued college ball at Blinn and the Texas A&M University before getting into coaching where he has been involved with The Woodlands High School. In his time with the school, The Highlanders are three for three with state championships. They could win another this week. It would come just days after Woden has the chance to win one.
"When we won the regional, I got a text from him that night that said they had also won and he would be seeing us in Round Rock," Graves said. "This is real exciting for us. I remember going on the trips to Round Rock when I was young to see those teams win. I got to take pictures with the trophy. This has been a dream."
For Woden to win state it will not be easy. The team will first have to beat Muenster, the defending state champions on Wednesday at 7pm. if they win they will then play either Dallardsville Big Sandy or New Deal on Thursday at noon.
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