Supporters of Midlothian Heritage girls soccer should go ahead and call the boss: you have plans for Wednesday in Georgetown.
And hopefully Thursday, too.
The Jaguars defeated Abilene Wylie 1-nil Saturday afternoon to claim the first 4A Region I championship in program history.
The match-winner came in the 15th minute when Logan Ybarra found Hannah Dorsey across the box for the lone goal of the match. It was the eighth goal of the season for Dorsey, who also scored in the regional semifinal match Friday in a 2-1 win against defending 4A state champion Stephenville.
Dorsey and Brittiney Gardner found the back of the net in the semifinal win on assists by Katie Greer and Rachel Allen.
The girls join the 2016-17 Jaguar boys' basketball team as the only other Heritage program to reach a state tournament or championship.
Heritage is now 27-3-1 on the season and has outscored the opposition 122-15.
Heritage head girls' soccer coach Gerald Slovacek told Brian Gossett of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram after the match on Periscope that the game plan was to possess the ball and not play "boot and run." He also gave credit to Wylie, Stephenville, and Kennedale for three tough matches over the last week and a half.
Ybarra also spoke with The Star-Telegram after the win and recalled her assist on the match-deciding goal. Ybarra said she knew her teammates could finish if she got the ball into the box. Dorsey was there and did just that.
"I think this is a really big year for us seniors because we were the ones to be with Heritage since the start," she added. "[...] And here we are now going to the state tournament."
Midlothian Heritage will play at either 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 in Georgetown. The opponent and time were not set as of press time. The winners of the state semifinal matches play Thursday, April 19 at 2:30 p.m.
Editor's note: This article will be updated throughout with quotes from Midlothian Heritage head coach Gerald Slovacek. Photos will be added, as well.