HOUSTON – When the charter bus leaves the parking lot at Beaumont United High School later this week and heads for I-10, David Green Jr. knows there will be a sea of gold and brown.
The TImberwolves, with a dominant 82-57 victory in Tuesday’s Class 5A State semi-final over Leander Glenn, advanced to their first-ever State Championship game with an unblemished 30-0 record .
“I know it’s gonna be big, I don’t know how bad,” Green said with a smile when asked about the shipment. “I just know we’re going to San Antonio.
Green added, “Our fans have been thrilled all year round. Everywhere we play they travel. They also play an important role in supporting us. Our district, the United campus, our teachers, the principal, they come to support. these kids. They adore them. Everyone is excited at Beaumont.
Green has been there before.
In 2014 he guided North Shore to the Class 6A State Championship and prior to that he completed successful races at Fort Bend Hightower, Beaumont Central and Kountze.
Now, with a roster that only includes two seniors, the Timberwolves have a chance to make history.
“[We’ve been talking about it] since the summer, “United sophomore Wesley Yates said of perfection.” We knew the squad was young, we knew we had a few seniors, but we knew if we gave it our all. and treated every practice like a game and had that mindset every one game, we could go out there and win. ”
Beaumont United have only been playing the sport for three seasons since opening for the 2018-19 season after Beaumont ISD combined Beaumont Central and Beaumont Ozen.
In the first two years, the Timberwolves reached the regional quarterfinals but couldn’t get over the bump. Then this season has arrived and they are one game away from cutting the net inside the Alamodome.
“That’s what everybody’s talking about, ‘can they make it through the third round?’” Said Green. “I’m trying not to worry about it. I can take the heat… But coming out of it was a sigh of relief, that’s what it is… not easy to say.
“We have young kids who accepted. They are very talented but they had to learn to play together. We’re so together it’s unreal, they make it easy for us to train them.”
So, now how about that perfect finish?
“It’s crazy, who would have imagined it,” Yates said.
The Timberwolves are one win away now and face winner Amarillo and Dallas Kimball inside the Alamodome on Friday with a kick-off set for 7pm.