MEXIA (February 26, 2013) -- Take a drive to Mexia and you'll find a city proud of its fried chicken and state championships.
But girls' basketball, well….
"No one can remember our girls' program, especially in basketball, having this success."
That's because they never have had this success.
"You can tell by the banner up there that you don't think of basketball…girls, from Mexia, doing something like this," Beachum said.
Thursday, the Mexia girls' will play at state for the first time in school history.
"…all of our community is excited about our girls having this accomplishment to get to state…(so we're all excited)," coach Barger said.
Which is miles from where this team has ever been. Until last season, the Ladycats hadn't won a playoff game in 24 years…they had never been to the regional round, but got that out of the way last week. Now, they're ready to write history one more time.
"I would like to end my career by winning state," Greer said.
"I would like to end my senior year with a state championship ring," Beachum said.
But the Ladycats know the significance of this weekend runs deeper… no girls' team, in any sport, has ever won a state title at Mexia.
"We're proud of our girls and we're not done yet. We want to win two more games."
And if they can do that, girls' basketball will be something else Mexia can take pride in.
Mexia will face Krum in the 3A semifinal Thursday at 1:30 pm.