The second half of 2021 was highlighted by all three area football teams qualifying for the playoffs and ended with local basketball teams putting together strong first halves of their seasons.
Sports Year in Review (Part 1): Football coaching carousel twirls; youth hoops teams win national tourney
The first six months of 2021 saw the Mexia football coaching carousel begin to turn. In other sports, some Blackcats and Ladycats experienced success during the winter and spring seasons.
The basketball lives of Michaiah and Mycah Miller have had similar trajectories.
Before the season began, Mexia boys basketball coach Stephen Massington saw Shemariah Fullylove as a big guy who could run the court well and stretch the floor with his outside shooting ability.
Points were hard to come by as Mexia and Bosqueville engaged in a defensive struggle in a non-district girls basketball game at the Mexia High School gym Friday night.