Weatherford Sports

Brock wins another Lone Star Cup championship

For the second time in its history, Brock high school has won back-to-back Lone Star Cups from the University Interscholastic League.

The honor is given to the school that succeeds the most in athletics, academics and arts. Brock scored 82 points to take the Class 3A title, with Wall finishing second with 72 points.

"It's a pretty neat deal. Not many people can say that," said Brock athletic director Chad Massey of the back-to-back awards again.

Brock also won consecutive Lone Star Cups in the 2009 and 2010. The winning school gets a trophy, along with a $1,000 scholarship from the UIL.

"It's a testimony to our overall school system. It's what great about Brock. We all work together. We all pull together.

"I always have coaches and teachers come up to me asking how a team did, or how did the academics team do. It's great to see."

Also from the area, Aledo finished 12th among Class 5A schools. Peaster, which did not field a football team, tied for 14th among 3A programs with 42 points.

Brock won state championships in football and boys golf. Hannah Folse won a state championship in tennis, the girls basketball team reached the finals and softball advanced to the semifinals.

Brock also qualified athletes for state in cross country, girls golf and track and field.

While Brock was its usual perennially powerful self in athletics, the school is also academically strong, as evidenced by district championships in math, calculator applications and number sense. The math team also won a regional championship and a bronze medal at state. Also, it's marching band, while still growing, enjoyed success.

"It is incredibly rewarding for our students, our staff and our community," said Brock superintendent Scott Drillette. "The Lone Star Cup is a special award because it requires a school to be successful across so many different disciplines."

Both Drillette and Massey also had high praise for the Brock teachers and their role in helping win the award.

"Our teachers, coaches and directors do an outstanding job of supporting all students and all programs, not just their own. I feel like the end result of the commitment of each individual, and the support everybody has for each other and each program is reflected in an award such as this one," Drillette said.

"Those teachers need recognition also. They help after school and even on the weekends," Massey said.

Massey and Drillette also said the award is also a testimony to how Brock encourages its students to participate in numerous extracurricular activities.

"We really believe that success in one area helps us to be successful in other areas, so we are always encouraging and expecting our students to have high expectations in everything they do, and to be willing to put the work in to achieve those expectations," Drillette said.

"It's vital in what we do, that we're fair to all kids," Massey said. "Some are going to do one thing, some are going to do four, but however many they choose, we know they are going to give everything they have.

"In Brock, we're one big team."