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FCA All-star games give seniors the chance to play with former teammates and future teammates

Updated: Jun. 13, 2021 at 7:18 PM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - The Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes held its annual All-Star games over the weekend.

After a week of practices and fellowship, the softball and baseball teams played on Friday night, while football and Volleyball played Saturday.

The games featured a lot of talent - and storylines.

We saw future teammates playing together for the first time, rivals compete for the last time, and teammates get one last game together before leaving high school.

Austin Albrecht and Jacob Davilla played on the Bosqueville baseball team. The Bulldogs lost a heart-breaker in the state semifinals last week, so this game gave them a chance to end their time as teammates on a high note.

Albrecht says, “I’ve played with him since Freshman year. We were the only two Freshman on Varsity that year. It is just awesome to be able to play one more game with him, go out on a high note, and have fun.”

To make things even better for the Bosqueville boys, their head coach, David Anderson, was in the dugout with them one final time as well.

Davilla smiles and tells me, “It’s great. Coach Anderson has done everything for us and I can’t thank him enough. He has been a big part of my life.”

Coach Anderson says he has watched Austin and Jacob grow up a lot the last four years, so, it was nice to enjoy one last day on the diamond together – even if that meant giving up one last homerun in batting practice.

Coach Anderson explains, “I just went out there and threw batting practice to them one last time. It was a pretty neat experience. I wanted to take it all in. Davilla got me for a homerun over the left field fence. It is an awesome feeling just to be out here one more time with these guys.”

In the softball game, it was a chance for future teammates to get a head start on their time together. Midway’s Caroline and Jenna Rowatt, Lorena’s Ashlyn Wachtendorf, and Bosqueville’s Emry McDonough will all be teammates at Baylor next year, and they were all teammates for the All-Star game Friday night.

“It is so fun! I haven’t played with any of them before so it has been really fun getting to know them over the past couple days,” says McDonough.

Crawford’s Grace Powell will also be playing at Baylor next year, but she was on the Red team Friday, so it was one last chance for her to play against McDonough, who was her District Rival.

“They won one game and we won the other game. They did win District, but we went to state!” laughs Powell.

As much fun as the girls have trash-talking, they will be making the switch from rivals to roommates next year, and they’re already close friends.

Powell explains, “I kind of root for her. Whenever she gets a hit, I’m not that mad.”

McDonough adds, “I don’t see Grace as a Crawford girl. I just see her as a friend – and I like Grace. That’s all there is to it.”

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