It takes more than just a few stars on a football team to earth a state championship, so the first congratulations goes out to the entire team — from the first string to those who ran the scout team each week in preparation for each game.

The 16-0 Indians featured plenty of courage and determination in knocking off the 1991 state champion A&M Consolidated Tigers, 28-24, to win the Class 4A 1992 state title.

"To go 16-0 shows a lot of character on the part of our players, " said WHS coach Scott Phillips. "It takes a tremendous amount of hard work just to reach this level, and a lot of desire to win once you get there.

"I said at the beginning of the year that when the smoke cleared that hopefully we'd be the only ones left standing. these players made it happen."

Congratulations, Tribe.

Now, here's a look at some of the top performers for Hachie in the stat championship contest.

Lamont Moore

Lamont Moore, the Indians' senior quarterback, capped off a sensational 3-year varsity career for Waxahachie with an outstanding performance in the state championship.

Moore rushed for over 100 yards, scored three of the Indians four touchdowns, made a crucial fourth-down conversion late in the game and also gave the Indians a 2-point conversion on an extra point attempt.

Moore's leadership and heart played a big role in the Indians' state championship win.

In addition to his usual outstanding performance for the Indian offense, he contributed fine play to the Waxahachie defensive effort.

Moore was named All-State (Honorable Mention) by the Associated Press and the best quarterback in the area at any level — including the larger 5A schools.

Moore is arguably one of the finest veer quarterbacks in the nation, and is being heavily recruited by several colleges.

Sammie Overton

A senior running back for the Indians, Sammie Overton has been a mainstay for Waxahachie's offensive attack all season, gaining over 2,000 yards rushing and rolling up 191 yards rushing against Consolidated in the state title contest.

Overton scored what proved to be the game-winning touchdown on a 2-yard dive in the fourth quarter.

The senior running back was a 3-year starter and earned All-State (Honorable Mention) by the Associated Press.

Eric Farrar

Eric Farrar was a senior linebacker for the Indians. No player in the state showed more heart or had better work habits than "E-Dawg."

Farrar had several bone-jarring tackles that helped Waxahachie hold the Tigers under 25 points for one of the few times this season (Consolidated averaged 32 points per game).

Farrar had a big-time sack late in the game that helped Waxahachie secure a hard-fought state championship win.

The senior linebacker was a 3-year starter and earned All-State (first team) recognition) by the Associated Press.

Corey Pointer

Corey Pointer, a junior defensive end, wingback and backup quarterback for the Indians is a true leader and inspires teammates by word and deed.

Pointer may not have earned All-State recognition, but had an All-State type season for Waxahachie.

His performance in the state title game was no exception, with several key tackles — including a sack — and a great performance on special teams.

Pointer, a 2-year starter, will be back to lead the Indians on their quest for a second straight state title in 1993. He is the heir apparent to be the Indians starting quarterback next year.

Isaiah Moreland III

Isaiah Moreland III, a junior defensive back for Waxahachie, has provided outstanding leadership and big Plays all season for the Indians.

Against the Tigers, he had several big defensive plays and did a standout job on special teams.

Moreland recovered a Tiger fumble late in the first half that set up an Indian scoring opportunity.

Joe Garber

Joe Garber, a senior defensive tackle and offensive lineman for the Indians, was a major reason for Waxahachie's dominance in 1992.

Garber consistently whipped and overwhelmed his opponents and came up with the big play on both sides of the ball.

Against Consolidated, Garber had one solo sack and was in on a pair of others. He also pounded the Tiger defense, opening up running room for the Indians offense.

Garber is an All-State (First Team) selection by the Associated Press on offense and an All-Area selection on defense. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and makes outstanding grades.

John Dollar

A big play specialist for the Indians, John Dollar has a knack for being in the right place at the right time.

His team-leading seven interceptions for Waxahachie serve as a prime example of his big-play ability.

Dollar capped off an outstanding high school career in the state championship game by making another big play —hammering the Consolidated pitch-man on a fake punt late in the game.