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Titans receiver savors success, wants to keep playoff run alive

By jhornberg
Nov. 24, 2010 at 5:24 a.m.


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Victoria East wide receiver Jaime Thomas has had the chance to hoist a lot of trophies in the last few weeks.

First, the boot for winning the game against Victoria West.

Then, the district championship trophy, which he held onto for as long as he could.

The the last two weeks, one for the Titans bi-district and area round wins.

"We all pass it around," Thomas said. "It just seems that way. It's a great experience to win these games. We've got a big game coming up this week, and we're ready to shock the world."

This season has been part of a vindication tour for the 23 seniors on the Titans, and especially those like Thomas, who played for Memorial before.

"It's been a great experience," Thomas said. "At Memorial the last few years, we never won anything, really. It's finally all paying off."

The senior was brimming with confidence about the Titans' abilities, and also about the possible vulnerability of Lake Travis.

"This is probably the hardest weeks we've ever had to work," Thomas said. "They're proven winners, but they're not as great as they think they are."

The Cavaliers finished the regular season 8-2, the first time they have lost more than one game since 2006.

Titans coach Mickey Finley said all of the players are enjoying the success.

"It's a great experience for everyone," he said. "It's something we talked about, making a long playoff run and a state title, and we're still on track."

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