Move over big boys - the Coyotes stand at the top!

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Move over big boys - the Coyotes stand at the top!
Move over big boys - the Coyotes stand at the top!
Move over big boys - the Coyotes stand at the top!
Move over big boys - the Coyotes stand at the top!
Move over big boys - the Coyotes stand at the top!
Move over big boys - the Coyotes stand at the top!

In a state that worships its high school football teams, none stand taller than the Richland Springs Coyotes, who captured the school’s ninth state championship on Wednesday, a convincing 62-16 victory over the Motley County Matadors at AT&T Stadium in the Class 1A Six-Man Division II contest.

State title No. 9 elbows the Coyotes past the likes of Katy, Celina, Southlake Carroll and Aledo – all who are tied with eight apiece. Aledo played for a chance to tie Richland Springs on Saturday in the Class 5A Division II championship.

“Our kids believed in themselves,” said a jubilant Richland Springs Coach Jerry Burkhart. “They felt the mojo and had the swag going. It was a Coyote day today.”

Nine is also the number of state titles for Coach Burkhart, moving him into a tie with the legendary Gordon Wood. And while he is quick to deflect personal accolades, it’s hard to ignore that accomplishment. No one in the history of Texas high school football has more. No one.

 

 

 

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