When there is excitement in the air, it’s a feeling of knowing something great is going to happen. It was evident at Meet the Lobos this past Wednesday when the community had a chance to celebrate and cheer on their favorite Lobo team. From Little Elm High School sports, Walker and Strike Middle Schools, to the Little Elm Area Youth Sports Association (LEAYSA), to the Blue Angels Drill Team, Lobo Marching Band, and Cheer, it was certainly a great night at Lobo Stadium.
This was the first time in more than a year we have all been together as a community to rally behind our Lobos,” said Daniel Gallagher, superintendent. “There was definitely energy in Lobo Stadium that we haven’t felt in a while.”
Meet the Lobos is one of the many traditions in Little Elm ISD, but it was postponed last year because of large gathering limitations due to state mandates. This year, with the many new things happening, made Meet the Lobos an exciting event.
Michael Young, the new athletic director for Little Elm ISD is in his first year with the District and he couldn’t be more eager to see the different athletic programs perform this season.
“I have watched all the athletes at practice and I see groups of talented and experienced players that are led by great coaches,” he said. “When it comes to football, I really think we’re going to surprise people. We’ve been picked to be toward the bottom of the District, but from what I see, I think it’s our time.”
Young spent the last 11 years at Lake Dallas as the head football coach and assistant athletic director where he led teams to state semi-finals, Bi-District Qualifiers, Area finalist, and Regional Qualifiers competitions.
Something else new this year, which made its debut at the Meet the Lobos, is the 25x30 foot run-out tunnel that will primarily be used at all football games. It is in the shape of Texas featuring “LE Lobos” with branded coloring. It will make its first football game appearance tonight on the road as the Lobos challenge the Blue Raiders.
“The new inflatable tunnel, field, and scoreboard are all reminders of the positive changes that continue to happen in Little Elm ISD for our students. It’s a great time to be a Lobo,” said Gallagher.