UNHERALDED How Jacquizz Rodgers led the 2007 Lamar Consolidated Mustangs to an improbable Texas State Championship

When Lydell Wilson returned home to take the head coaching position at his alma mater, many pundits doubted the native son could resurrect a moribund program. But the young coach had an ace in the hole in star running back Jacquizz Rodgers.

Rodgers, along with his band of brothers that included a contingency of Nigerian boys whose families had moved into the area, had already formulated a plan to win a state championship. In the end, the Mighty Mustangs had to get past future Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III and his #1 state ranked Copperas Cove Bulldawgs.