The best story to come out of the county this year wound up springing from a difficult situation.
Carson Anderson, a sophomore on the Grace Christian Academy boys' soccer team, missed most of the year with treatments ongoing for a fall '18 diagnosis of bone cancer. His teammates dedicated the season to him, which culminated in a Class A state finals appearance.
Anderson returned just in the right time, getting minutes in the team's 4-1 state victory over Gatlinburg-Pittman.
“It felt wonderful to be out there,” Anderson told Home Page sports reporter Mitchell Stephenson. “I love my team, I love my coaches, I love my fans, and my family. It’s all glory to God. We played hard, and came out and won 4-1 against a a great Gatlinburg-Pittman team. It just felt amazing to be out there to play today. I just have no words for how it feels.”
Anderson's victorious return to his team and the Lions' accomplishment marks the story of the year for Williamson County athletics.
We'll see what 2020 has in store!