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Special wish sent to Santa

We’re not sure how fast the mail runs between here and the North Pole, but we hope our latest letter to Santa gets to the jolly old elf in time for our Christmas wish to be answered.

The letter was penned a week ago, but we realize this is a busy time of year for both the U.S. Postal Service and the helpers who handle incoming mail up at holiday headquarters, so we’ve got our fingers crossed that our letter didn’t get stuck in a mailbag somewhere.

And we’re also hopeful that since Santa won’t have to toss another item on his overburdened sleigh to fulfill our wish, that our letter will get the “priority” stamp and be pushed through.

Time, you see, is of the essence. We need our wish fulfilled immediately, not on Christmas morning when we rush the evergreen to see what’s waiting beneath its spreading branches.

Our letter was composed after the Guyer Wildcats’ thrilling 57-53 victory over Tyler John Tyler in the Class 4A Division I semifinals and the announcement that they would be playing Georgetown today for the 4A Division I title.

Yes, we’re wishing for a Guyer victory, a trophy in the school’s case and a satisfying end to an outstanding season.

The Wildcats (13-2) will meet Georgetown (15-0) at noon today at Arlington’s Cowboys Stadium. Guyer will be playing for the first state championship in school history. They lost 24-21 to Cibolo Steele in the 2010 Class 5A Division II state final.

We’re proud of the Wildcats and we know they will do well in Arlington today. They’ve already given us one of the most exciting seasons on record, and their never-say-quit attitude in the game against Tyler John Tyler was an inspiration.

We realize that some folks don’t feel that football should be a priority, and they’re certainly welcome to their opinion, but since we are proud Texans, we aren’t shy about rooting for the home team.

And, considering the timing of this particular game, we didn’t hesitate to call on Santa for his blessing.

Like we said, we’re proud of the Guyer Wildcats — just as we’re proud of all the other kids who live and go to school here in Denton County. They’re the cream of the crop, as far as we’re concerned, and they deserve our support.

So, go Wildcats. We’re behind you all the way.

And we like to think that Santa feels the same way.