Senior breaks school record for most career goals


Lauren Maynard

Rachael Shewmaker dribbles the ball away from an Evangel Christian opponent at the game on Jan. 3. Shewmaker broke the pervious record for career goals at the game on Jan. 27.

Story by Eleanor Schroeder, news editor

Senior Rachael Shewmaker beat the school record for most career goals in Texas High history on Friday, Jan. 27. The Lady Tigers beat Greenville in their first district game 7-0, with Shewmaker scoring 4 goals.

The previous record–76 goals–was held by 2015 graduate Hannah Brantley. Shewmaker finished her last district opener with 78. In only 12 games so far this season, Shewmaker has netted 20 goals.

“I feel so honored and proud, but I also know that this would not be possible without my teammates,” Shewmaker said. “They always are there for me and help me succeed. “

Since this win, the team has been ranked seventh in the state by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

“I am really excited about this season because everyone on the team tries their hardest and it is already paying off,” Shewmaker said. “As long is we play as a team and to our fullest potential, we hopefully will be at the top of our district.”

The Lady Tigers will face Mount Pleasant in their third district game on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Grimm Stadium.