ARLINGTON - John Richards finally looked human.
As the final few Panthers made their way through the postgame handshake line, Kevin Hoffman called them all over to huddle up. The Mart head coach then looked around to every one of his players before he yelled, “We’re going to the ’ship!”
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.
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.