SM South 14 - 42 Olathe East -Final
Olathe North 33 - 28 Lawrence - Final
SM Northwest 35 - 14 SM West - Final
Olathe NW 48 - 9 Leavenworth - Final
SM North 6 - 59 SM East - Final
|Photo by SME Harbinger|
|Lumpkins Stadium, home to the Waxahachie Indians|
Photo by Austin Lockwood
Driving up to the stadium was an unreal experience for me when it came to a high school game. The Waxahachie Indians were opening their new season against the Lakeview Centennial Patriots, a middling 6A team hoping for a return trip to the playoffs after going 8-4 last year. Waxahachie had a rougher go of things, losing the final four games of the season and missing the playoffs with a 6-4 record.
Neither team has any true rivalry or anything significant to play for aside from fixing any issues before district play begins. Despite the low stakes involved in the game, even the biggest rivalry games such as Lawrence-Free State and ONHS-OSHS couldn't absolutely pack a parking lot over an hour before game time like how I witnessed that Friday night. Arriving in town through the highway, I was thinking about what I should do before actually going to the stadium since I had arrived earlier than expected with over an hour before game time. Those thoughts were squashed quickly when I noticed a long stretch of vehicles lining the service road for almost half a mile, all leading to the main entrance of Lumpkin Stadium.
Pulling up to the complex, the sheer size of the structure kept me staring throughout my entire wait to park (Multiple parking attendants were lined up to speed up the process). The approach to the the ticket booth felt more like I was attending a DII college game that would cost me at least $50 for a good seat; not the $8 I paid for a reserved spot at the 50-yard line. Sitting on opposite sides of the giant painted brick "W" at the base of the stairs were two engraved memorials to the lone championship team of 1992 and longtime team physician Dr. David Williams.
The lone state champions for Waxahachie
football. Immortalized in stone at in front
of the main entrance.
Photos by Austin Lockwood
|"The Indian" stands tall near an HD display used as both a second scoreboard|
and for various advertising.
Photo by Austin Lockwood
|Lumpkin Stadium vs. O.D.A.C|
|Jack Mason (22) punched in his first TD|
of the season with a 2-yd run.
Photo from hutchnews.com
|Krom (33) bulldozed through|
defenders all night for 334 yards.
Photo by Nick Krug for LJWorld
|Leavenworth is now 2-2 against the|
Lansing Lions since 2014
Photo by Alan Dale from LVTimes