Mexia qualifies for state 7-on-7 tourney

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Draeshaun Hannah shows his intense concentration on the ball while a Waco Reicher defender tries to reach in from behind during their 7-on-7 pool play game Saturday morning in Robinson. Mexia won the game 33-6 and ended up in the finals that afternoon. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Early morning the day after graduation ceremonies is probably not the ideal time to try and qualify for the Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament, but none the less the Blackcats 7-on-7 team rose to the occasion and went undefeated (3-0-1) at the Robinson qualifying tournament on Saturday to earn a spot in state tournament.
This marks the second straight year Mexia has earned a spot in the state tournament.
Groesbeck was the other
Mexia started out against one of their district foes, Fairfield, and ended up in a shootout. Curk Harris’ late game interception in the end zone, taking the ball right out of the Fairfield receiver’s hands, kept the Eagles from taking a touchdown advantage thus preserving the 24-24 tie.

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