MUENSTER, TX - The Muenster Hornets continue to look the part of a championship team, 12-0 and four rounds deep into the postseason.
"Every year it just feels we always try are hardest in practice to get to where we are and it's not much of a surprise anymore," said senior Darrell Harness.
"It's always a goal to play this far and to play this long. We always want to play in December. I think we've kind of exceeded my expectations, said head coach Brady Carney. "I didn't know we would be undefeated, but I knew we had a good team."
The quarter-final appearance marks the third time in four seasons the Hornets have made it this far. But never in program history have they reached the semifinals. They can accomplish the feat with a win over Albany on Friday.
"You know offensively, they don't put a lot of points up, they play fundamentally sound defense and offense. Wait for you to make a mistake and then they capitalize on it, so if we can keep the mistakes down, I think we have a chance."
While the Hornets look to avenge last year's regional loss to the Lions. It will also mean something extra special for head coach Brady Carney. Wrapping up his fourth season at Muenster, coach Carney would love to see first freshman class make history as seniors.
"To see them grow up and and to see what kind of men they've become and the leaders and the success they've had. It means the world to me, you know, and I love them to death and I hope and pray they have a lot more success and hope they continue to win for those guys," said Carney.
Muenster will kickoff the fourth round in Mineral Wells, on Friday night at 7:30.