“Official” Press Release:
The Hillcrest High School Robotics Team competed in their second FIRST FTC event. It was in Tyler, at the University of Texas at Tyler on April 30. Hillcrest Panthers were the captains of the Winning Alliance of a statewide qualifier. Steele Haspel and Nun Cung were drivers, Sydney Pedigo was the Team Captain. Because of transportation difficulties the rest of the team were not able to attend. Those members are: Jackson Stein, Danniel Cabrera, Brian Lopez, Meco Mehmeti, Jacok Mock, Micheal Mukasa, Alfonso Escorza, D'Quan Cage, and Casey Jones.
To become part of the Winning Alliance, the team had to compete in an series of qualifying matches. Hillcrest won 5 of their 6 matches. The top four teams ranked in the qualifying matches become the team captains of four Alliance teams who then compete in a series of matches. The Winning Alliance Team must win a series of matches between the four Alliance Teams.
The Hillcrest Panthers Robot team are hoping to compete in Lubbock on May 21st.