The Whitehouse 7-on-7 football team competed in the Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament last weekend in College Station. Whitehouse earned the title of State Runner-up after two days of state tournament competition.

“We are very proud of the young men that were privileged to represent our team and community at the 7-on-7 state tournament. The victories acquired this season were truly a team effort,” said Whitehouse Head Football Coach Adam Cook. “We'd like to thank the community of Whitehouse for its support of our young men! It's a Great Day to be a Whitehouse Wildcat!”

With two wins and one loss Friday, Whitehouse advanced to the championship bracket for the first time ever. During Friday’s match-ups, Whitehouse outscored Cy Fair 38-18 in the first game and took the win from Copperas Cove 39-26, before losing to Alamo Heights 35-28.

On Saturday, Whitehouse went on a four game winning streak to advance through the bracket and earn a spot in the championship game. The Wildcats defeated Houston Stratford 21-20, Mesquite Horn 26-25, John Tyler 40-31 and Ridge Point 14-12. In the championship game, after a hard fought battle, Whitehouse was outscored by Katy Seven Lakes for a 42-25 loss.

“To us 7-on-7 is important because it is an opportunity to compete as a team. The young men in our program work hard during the season, off-season, and throughout Cats’ Training Camp. The 7-on-7 allows them to compete together as one unit, made up of our total football squad. Each participating athlete will face some sort of adversity throughout each game and the season,” Coach Cook said. “This adversity and how we stick together as a team will determine our success on and off the field. Because we stuck together when faced with adversity, we were able to win two games by a 1-point margin and reach the state finals for the first time in our program's history.”

Whitehouse finished its 2014 league play with Tyler Lee and Lindale with an 8-0 record and a tournament season record of 12-3.