ARLINGTON — John Richards finally looked human.
In college volleyball, a great number of the top hitters are at least 6-foot-1 or 6-2. Even with some of the top high school powerhouse programs, that can be the case.
While offense often takes center stage, when it comes to Centex playoff teams, it’s a bit hard to completely overlook the defensive side of the football — defense not only wins championships, it wins playoff games along the road, too.
Some of the most intense, most entertaining athletic contests that unfolded at China Spring High School during the 2017-18 school year never saw their results reported on the agate page of the newspaper, and never were chronicled on MaxPreps.com.
People got a good glimpse of it when “Remember the Titans” came out. Coach Yoast’s daughter, Sheryl filled water cups at practice, grabbed players by the face mask to coach them up and endlessly paced in the bleachers emphatically questioning the referees’ calls.