PLANO — Officially, they’re known as Texas Wind, but the way they blew past opponents this year Texas Tornado would have a more fitting appellation.
Now you can call them something else — state champions.
Texas Wind, the Waco-based team for home-schoolers and students who attend schools without a football program, won the Texas State Home School Association state championship on Saturday, pounding DasCHE, 50-12.
Isaac Shaw carried 11 times for 195 yards and three touchdowns to fuel a powerful Wind rushing attack, but this win represented a total team effort, Wind coach Charles McCulloch said.
“Our slogan all year has been, ‘We are one,’ ” said McCulloch, who got the traditional water cooler dousing in the waning moments. “This afternoon our boys played with more heart and passion than I have seen. I’m not sure there is a team our size that could have stopped these guys today. More than proud of what they’ve accomplished this season.”
Shaw also passed for 179 yards and a TD, while Tanner Ledford carried 15 times for 90 yards and a touchdown. Johnny Escoto accounted for 140 rushing and receiving yards and scored three times.
Texas Wind (9-0) will play Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering next Saturday as a tuneup game for the national home-school playoffs, which begin Nov. 16 in Florida. Currently they’re ranked No. 2 nationally among home school teams.