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2011-07-21 / Sports

Chance Sherrill in Texas HS Coaches’ All-Star Game

by Mike Organ


Chance Sherrill (40) and Todd Glass (22) tackle a West Rusk ball carrier in the 2010 quarter-final game. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Chance Sherrill (40) and Todd Glass (22) tackle a West Rusk ball carrier in the 2010 quarter-final game. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Chance Sherrill cannot only save lives as he did on Lake Travis earlier this summer, but he can take the heart out of a football offense if they come his way. Sherrill was a player-coach on the field last season as the Eagles advanced to the state finals for the second time in school history. He was selected 2A player of the week in the highly successful season.

Chance joins an elite group of Lexington athletes that have been selected to play in the annual Texas High School Coaches Association game. Tommy Jackson was the first to be selected in 1965. Marshall Herklotz played in the 1969 game. Karl Cooper was chosen to play in the 1979 game. Jordan Peterson was chosen to play, but Texas A&M did not want him risking additional injury. Andrew Wolridge played in the All-Star game in San Antonio. Now Chance will get his turn at representing Lexington in the prestigious game.

Chance led Lexington with 216 tackles in the 2010 season. He also recorded two pass break ups, seven quarterback pressures, six sacks of the opposing quarterbacks, two fumble recoveries and five forced fumbles.

This will be the first time Chance has taken the field without twin Chace being suited up also. Coach Jason Holcomb said, “ It is a tremendous honor for Chance to join the elite group of Lexington athletes. It is also a shame there can be only one player from each team, or Chace would be there also.”

The THSCA All-Star game will be played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on July 26th.

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