Under a cold, pelting rain that never ceased, freezing temperatures and strong winds out of the north, Decatur overwhelmed the competition during a winter-like storm Friday night.
The Decatur Eagles powered through the Dallas Wilmer-Hutchins Eagles 48-7 during a Region II 3A Division 1 Area playoff at Mustang- Panther Field in Grapevine.
“It was sloppy at times, but some of that you could blame on the weather being cold and wet and nasty,” said Decatur head coach Kyle Story. “But we can take momentum heading into the third round.
“A lot of people didn’t give this team a chance to be playing at Thanksgiving time,” he said. “And anytime you’re playing at Thanksgiving time you’re having a pretty good season. I’m really proud of their effort.”
“It was a good win for us,” said senior quarterback Grayson Muehlstein. “We had to fight through the weather, and everybody did a great job with that. It’s not very comfortable, but you just have to fight through. And the team who plays through the weather is going to have the advantage.
“It was great to get past the second round,” he said.
Decatur’s defense thrived in the adverse conditions. They held Wilmer-Hutchins to a mere 103 total yards in the first half and a total of 207 for the entire night.