Coach Cory Campbell. Courtesy of Mike Duhon Photography.

Lake Highlands’ own Cory Campbell has been named Whataburger High School Coach of the Week by the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation. Campbell will receive $2,000 for the Wildcat athletic department to celebrate the honor.

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The Wildcats are on a roll after defeating Highland Park and Jesuit in the first two games of district play. Campbell, in his first year as LHHS head coach and athletic director, has led the team to outscore their first four opponents 135 to 103 and has his eyes trained on the school’s first district championship since 2020.

The Jones Family, of course, knows a little something about good coaches and great football teams. In 1989 they purchased the Dallas Cowboys for $140 million at a time when the team was losing games — and money. The squad is now led by Coach Mike McCarthy, who won Super Bowl XLV with the Green Bay Packers. That was the Super Bowl, you’ll recall, played at Cowboys Stadium during a freak ice storm.

The Cowboys are now the most valuable sports franchise in the world, worth an estimated $9.2 billion.

The Wildcats host Berkner for Homecoming this Friday at 7 p.m. in The Boneyard. Go Cats!