The Tigers finished the season as Bi-District Champions after defeating the El Paso Eastwood Troopers 87-58, the highest scoring offensive game in Frenship history. It was also the first time the Tigers have won back-to-back Bi-District playoff games since the 2013-2014 seasons.
That victory led the team to the Area playoffs against Southlake Carroll for a second consecutive year. The Tigers finished the season with a 9-3 record after falling 49-14 to the Dragons. Despite the tough matchup, the Tigers had an impressive run this season that shattered records and built a culture of excellence for the program.
“I’m extremely proud of these guys. They’ve accomplished so much,” said Head Football Coach Jay Northcutt after the Area matchup. “It’s just a great group of guys, great character, and I’m really grateful for the seniors who have helped us build the culture and chemistry here in our program. I’m so grateful for them and we’re really going to miss them.”
Those seniors left their mark on the record books, blowing past previous school records and setting the bar high for those who follow in their footsteps. Coach Northcutt described their numbers and stats as exceptional.
Quarterback Hudson Hutcheson’s season and career was packed with awards and record-breaking stats. So far this year, he was recognized as a Built Ford Tough Player of the Week, a Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Quarterback of the Week, surpassed 15 school records, and was recently ranked fourth in the nation for passing yards with a total of more than 4,300 yards. Some of those school records include resetting all single season and career passing records. Hutcheson also became the first Frenship Tiger with more than 8,000 career passing yards.
Receivers Leyton Stone and Landon Hutcheson topped school records including records they set themselves last year. Stone now holds the number one spots in career and season for receiving yards and touchdowns. L. Hutcheson set the school record for both season and career for receptions.
Standout sophomore Chase Campbell also made a name for himself as he inches toward the top spots for several records and already checks in at third all time for yards, receptions, and touchdowns in a season.
As the season comes to an end, Coach Northcutt says he hopes the team knows how proud he is of their hard work and dedication to the sport and each other.
“I told them I love them and how grateful I am for all of them, but especially this group of seniors,” said Northcutt. “They’re a big group when it comes to expecting to win and putting together a program that turns the culture and chemistry, which I keep going back to because that’s really the most important part of the program. They’re definitely leaving a legacy and we’re very grateful for them.”
Photo Courtesy: Camden Reese, Frenship High School junior