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Marshall’s [Back Row]: Jaron Wallace, Reggie Willis Jr., Logan Granville and Donovan Jackson Jr.; [Middle Row]: Zachary Chapman, Ja’Koby Banks, Jordan Sample and Trent Thomas; [Front Row]: Elijah Sims, Jy’Adrian Wortham, Jordon Davis and Michael Patterson

Regional Semifinalist in 2021 following the first full year of offseason and summer training under LaFavers and his staff. In the COVID 19-shortened 2020 season, LaFavers’ first with the Panthers, Ridge Point went 8-3 before falling to North Shore in the Regional Final. “Having a full year under our belt and the culture being there and familiarity with schemes and coaches, it clicked,” LaFavers said of last season. “I knew what we

state power Allen in Week 2 , but “that didn’ t work out .” He did everything he could to welcome elite competition. “I feel it ’s good for our program to play those kinds of opponents, because we’ll have to face them in the playoffs eventually,” LaFavers said. “Those are good measuring sticks. I feel like we’ve got great talent and I believe we’re ready to take that next step. We’ll obviously find out really quick.” The Panthers went 11-2 as a

LaFavers said. “Pushing ourselves and finding a way to go deeper in the playoffs. The road to AT&T.” LaFavers scheduled his non-district slate admirably and ambitiously during February’s UIL realignment , linking up a premier showdown with three-time defending state champion Austin Westlake in Week 1, followed by area power Dickinson in Week 2. LaFavers tried to arrange a game against perennial

RIDGE POINT AND MARSHALL ARE THE HEADLINERS FOR FORT BEND ISD FOOTBALL. IT’S BEEN THAT WAY FOR A FEW YEARS NOW. The Panthers have asserted themselves as a perennial Region III threat in Class 6A under coach Rick LaFavers, who enters his third season at the helm. La Favers’ goal for 2022: AT&T Stadium, site of the State Championships. He feels his Panthers are ready to take that next step. “One game at a time,”

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