We are the champions

Paige Parks

Celebratory grins and applause were not in short supply on Jan. 26, as Cedar Park citizens and students of Cedar Park High School gathered to cheer on the 4A Division II Football State Champions as they rolled down Cypress Creek Road in a line of pick-ups.

The parade ended in Milburn Park where the festivities continued with music, games and food. The mayor of Cedar Park made an appearance as well as CPHS Principal Barbara Spelman, head football coach Joe Willis and LISD Athletic Director Chris Ross. 

“It showed how proud the community was,” junior corner Lane Waller said. “They supported us throughout the season and we are grateful and appreciative of them.”

The event not only honored football, it recognized the state runner-up cross country team, the state champion marching band and the state second runner-up volleyball team.

“It was a great way to bring the community together and celebrate our victory,” sophomore trumpet player Kole Hey said.

The Cedar Park Celebrities also made an appearance, walking in front of the trucks the football players rode in.

“It was a time to really celebrate our school making history,” sophomore celebrity Erika Harvey said.

The event was truly a celebration for champions and as Athletic Director Chris Ross mentioned, the Cedar Park Football team hopes to make this an annual event by winning another state title in 2013.