DeSoto, TX Sports Teams
Texas has a love for football, and DeSoto is no exception. The Texas city south of Dallas loves the Dallas Cowboys—it is nearly a given, due to their close relation to the massive metropolitan city. However, the Cowboys are not the only team this city loves, and football is not the only sport to which they are partial. Here are some other popular sports in DeSoto, TX.
Over the last decade, BMX racing has grown in popularity. In 2003, the Olympics added it to their events line up, beginning with the Beijing Olympics in 2008. DeSoto built America’s first ever BMX complex, called the Metroplex BMX. While perhaps not thought of as a team sport, BMX is highly regarded in this city. Located within the Grimes Park Complex, this 60,000 square foot structure has become a staple within the city. It holds races of all levels throughout the year on its fully lit track. Its covered roof means that racing can occur in nearly any kind of weather, making BMX one of this city’s favorite sports.
Soccer is immensely popular here, particularly their youth soccer, which is the DeSoto Soccer Association. Parents take their kids to practices and games where much of the city comes to watch and support. The association allows children between the ages of 3 to 16 to participate in the sport, and strives to give every child a decent amount of playing time to ensure fun and practice. Games occur within the community, but they also play with the other Best Southwest teams in their “league”, which includes cities like Cedar Hill, Duncan Hill, and Lancaster. Children and parents alike love DSA, and the community loves to come cheer on the games.
It would be remiss to not include DeSoto’s very own adult football team. Started in 2014, it includes players 18 and up who play football as part of the Texas United Football League. After a rough first few seasons in 2014 and 2015, the team has grown massively in terms of both talent and fan base. In 2016, they were league semifinalists, and just this year in 2017, they won the League Championship. They also went on to defeat Lubbock to win the Lone Star Minor League Football News Tournament of Champions. The team only grows stronger every season, and this city is proud to host them.
If America (and Texas) loves football, then it all starts with the intense rivalries of high school football games. DeSoto High School’s very own football team, the Eagles, consistently draw in great crowds for their games, and the town adores them. Many a professional football player has graduated from this high school, presumably having played football during their time there. Another member of the Best Southwest, Cedar Hill High School, are their main rivals. The games between the Eagles and the Cedar Hill Longhorns are some of the most anticipated events in this city and Cedar Hill alike, and the games always prove to be worth the anticipation.
From football to BMX and even more in between, DeSoto is another American town in love with competition. These are just a few examples of this city’s love for the game and the challenge.