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Fort Worth South Hills QB Wallace eager for senior season

South Hills quarterback Tracin Wallace scrambles during the team’s spring football game in May. Wallace dispelled any doubts in the spring after coming off knee ligament surgery.
South Hills quarterback Tracin Wallace scrambles during the team’s spring football game in May. Wallace dispelled any doubts in the spring after coming off knee ligament surgery. Special to the Star-Telegram

District offensive MVP, Associated Press all-state honorable mention, more than 3,500 total yards and 52 touchdowns two years ago — senior Tracin Wallace put himself and Fort Worth South Hills on the map.

One of the best quarterbacks was in for a big year in 2015, but things quickly changed on Aug. 14. That’s when Wallace tore the ACL in his left knee in a scrimmage against Dallas Seagoville and missed the entire season.

Nearly a year later and Wallace is eager to get back onto the field for the Scorpions.

He’s 100 percent — been 100 percent since early April.

South Hills coach J.J. Resendez, on quarterback Tracin Wallace

“Spring ball was really big for him, got a lot of questions answered,” coach J.J. Resendez said. “He was just getting back into the flow of playing quarterback. He played a lot of defense, too, and just watching him go through it, he’s 100 percent — been 100 percent since early April.”

Wallace sat back and watched South Hills go 7-4, including making its second consecutive back-to-back playoff appearance for the first time in program history.

“It just made me better, stronger and more eager to make it great, because it’s my last season,” he said.

Junior Trey Jones came in at quarterback and accounted for over 3,200 yards and 41 touchdowns. He threw for a school-record 2,497 yards, which broke Wallace’s record of 2,123 yards in 2014.

Trey really stepped up, getting us to the playoffs. He threw for more yards, and I want to get the record back.

Tracin Wallace

“It was tough just watching and not being able to be out there,” ,” Wallace said. “But you view the team from a different perspective, good to see any mistakes and understand them better.

“Trey really stepped up, getting us to the playoffs. He threw for more yards, and I want to get the record back.”

But not all was bad for the quarterback. Despite the missed season, Wallace and twin brother, Tylan, both committed to Oklahoma State in March.

And with the 2016 season less than two months away, Wallace still has something to prove.

“There’s always people that are skeptical, but Tracin just wants to come back to form, come back to the field and show he hasn’t missed a beat,” Resendez said. “He wants to be better than before, stack up with the best quarterbacks, and I feel he’s one of the best in the state.”

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