Best of 2019: Stone, Panthers Roar to TAPPS Title

Editor’s note: As 2019 turns into 2020, we’re taking the opportunity to look back at some of our best and biggest stories of the year. The achievements Parish Episcopal’s football team as it won the TAPPS Division I state championship this year was one of those stories.

Parish Episcopal reached the top of the Texas private-school football ranks with a TAPPS Division I state championship on Friday.

However, the Panthers’ decisive 42-14 victory over Plano John Paul II in the title game capped an ascent to the summit that began when Parish joined largest TAPPS classification in 2017.

“This has been three years in the making,” said Parish quarterback Preston Stone. “The core group of guys we’ve had these past three years, it’s a brotherhood. It’s a lot easier to work hard toward a common goal when you’re playing with your best friends every day.”

Read more and see a full gallery of the game here.

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