AUSTIN — The third time is a charm...or is it?
Beck Brydon's Regents Knights will be making their third straight appearance in the TAPPS Division II State Championship game Saturday night.
"We have a lot of guys who have been in that uniform and had some heartbreak, then last year was a tough game," said Regents junior quarterback Wilson Long.
By the way, Long has already committed to Texas Tech University.
The Knights have advanced to this state title game the previous two years and left without the gold ball. Is it bad luck or will luck be on the Knights side for this third consecutive opportunity?
"Luck isn't real," said Regents receiver, Charlie Phillips. "But, I believe through God's grace that if he has a plan for us to win we will."
The Knights will have a title game rematch against Trinity Christian out of Cedar Hill, Texas. The same team which knocked off the Knights one year ago. The same team which has a pair of Sanders, the sons of former Dallas Cowboys great, Deion Sanders. Their quarterback is Shedeur Sanders.
Regent's long time head coach, Beck Brydon knows about the Sanders all too well including "Prime Time" himself.
"He was one of my favorite players growing up,", said Brydon.
But, this time the Knights have experience with Sanders factor.
"Everything on paper say we have no chance," said Brydon. "So, our guys are going to show up on Saturday night try to create some mistakes and see if that's enough. They're going to leave it on the field for sure."
The Knights will continue their state title game tradition at Waco Midway High School Saturday at 7:30 p.m.