Linemen Place Second Overall In 7th Annual All-Pro Lineman Challenge

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Rebekah Sandifer

Lindale team poses after completing the competition. The Lindale A and B teams placed second in the Mineola All-Pro Lineman Challenge.

Linemen from the football program recently attended the 7th annual All-Pro Lineman Challenge. The event took place at the Mineola Yellowjackets football practice facilities.

“Representing Lindale with my teammates gave me a sense of coming together,” junior Corbin Johnson said. “I enjoyed knowing that we are all in it to win and giving our all to do our best at this competition.”

The event consisted of approximately 60 teams from schools around the East Texas area. Teams competed in nine events and earned points based on their performance in each.

…It really just goes to show that despite our size, we can compete with anyone in our region.”

— Corbin Johnson

“It was upsetting that we didn’t place first,” Johnson said. “We lost to Whitehouse by one and a half points, but it really just goes to show that despite our size, we can compete with anyone in our region.”

The Lindale team brought 20 linemen total; A team with 11 team members and B team with 9 team members. Teammates competed in several events including truck push, bench press, tire pull and an obstacle course.

“I felt great pride representing my town,” sophomore Cason Cheney said. “I loved seeing our team come together to place high in the competition.