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It is a spaceship of a football stadium erected in the spirit of the Colosseum of Rome, the true monument to the sport that matters most in this corner of the country. Thousands, from Lake Travis or otherwise, watch on TV sets at home.
The community stands as one under the glow of the bright lights and massive jumbotron and continue cheering as they have since kickoff occurred nearly four hours ago.
Tears flow amongst prolonged victory shouts.
With their hard-fought, well-earned win, the Lake Travis Cavaliers — only nine seasons removed from a disastrous campaign — become the first team in Texas history to win five consecutive state championships.
Their 30 consecutive playoff wins also set a state record. The moment will live on for years to come, perhaps because there will never be another like it. Sealy, a University Interscholastic League Conference 3A school that is little more than a dot on Interstate 10 on the way to Houston and home town of the legendary Eric Dickerson, won four straight titles from Celina, located north of Dallas, won four straight titles in Conference 2A from Tiny Fort Hancock, which plays 6-man football, also won four straight titles from and reached the championship game in before falling.
Storied Southlake Carroll, in suburban Dallas, also played in five consecutive title games, winning four between and The Dragons lost to Katy in to miss out on a run of five straight Conference 5A titles.
One unlucky break can derail years of progress toward the unimaginable. This is the land of Friday Night Lights, and blasphemy aside, football is a religion in Texas.
The association of schools such as Permian and Celina with Texas is arguably as strong as legendary names Crockett and Bowie both names of which adorn no less than six schools in Texas with the state.
Football matters to every town in Texas, more than 1, of them. The dream of a championship means everything to any team when it steps on the sweltering practice field in early August.
Earning just one state title can be remarkably tough. The road to five consecutive titles is all but impossible, but here the Cavaliers stand.
Circumstances, attitude, resources, population growth and a few extremely talented players only scratch the surface. Football pundits long thought that the Lake Travis community could produce successful football, though it would take 30 years and a near-catastrophic two-year stretch that saw Lake Travis win just once in 20 games for the right people to put the right plan into place.
No one in their wildest dreams, though, thought Lake Travis, which had only four winning seasons between and , could become the school to summit the tallest mountain on this December night. With the growth that was coming and people who wanted to be there and do the right things, it really panned out.
One difference between Lake Travis and other schools can be seen in a regular practice week. The Cavaliers no longer spend a great deal of practice time game-planning for the opponent.
While there remains some of that, identifying key tendencies and devising schemes to stop them, much of the focus remains on the Cavaliers themselves. Lake Travis improbably now plays to its own standard, and regardless of who takes the field opposite the Cavaliers any particular Friday, those wearing red and black believe that simply executing their plan, meeting their own standards, will result in a convincing victory.
The standards that the coaches and players set and accepted, and the unwavering desire to meet and exceed those expectations at all costs, combined to drive a recently-lowly program to heights never previously achieved. Opportunity rose again, and the Cavaliers focused on making the most of it.
A dream three decades in the making has come true five times over.