The clock hit 0:00 and the fans rushed the field forming a mob at the 35-yard line, chanting “playoffs, playoffs, playoffs!”
The Plano East Panthers had beaten Dallas Jesuit 58-44 in District 9-6A and secured their spot in the playoffs finishing 8-2 on the season.
It was a bittersweet moment for many seniors as it was their last game at Kimbrough Stadium, Friday, Nov. 9, and tears formed in the eyes of some as they did the traditional senior run with their classmates.
Making the playoffs means so much more to this Plano East team than just being able to play more games – they have proved everyone wrong. Going into the season they were looked at as a team with an outside chance of making the playoffs, and now they are second place in the 10-6A only behind Allen and look to go far into the Class 6A Div. I Region II playoffs.
By Travis Humphrey • Contributing Writer