Calallen Wins in Thriller, While GP Loses for First Time

District 31 4A

Calallen 27 Flour Bluff 21 OT

It was probably the most exciting game of the night. Calallen raced out to an early lead of 21-14 and it looked like the Cats were going to roll. After Calallen failed to score in the 2nd Half, the Hornets tied the game with :06 seconds left in the game. They went to overtime where the Cats won it on the first possession. Tyler Denman picked up a fumble and rumbled 100 yards for the victory. Calallen is now 7-1 overall and 3-0 in district play, while Flour Bluff fell to 2-5 overall and are 0-3 in district. 

In other district games, Tuloso-Midway beat HM King from Kingsville in a romp, winning the game 48-14. In battle of Corpus Christi schools, Ray race past Moody 52-21. Alice won in  a non-district play 21-20 over Monterrey Tech.

District 30 4A

There was a big surprise in the game between Port Lavaca Calhoun and Gregory Portland. The Wildcats were undefeated and thought to be the best team in this district. Calhoun coming off a humilating loss to Victoria East last week and looked like no match for GP. The Wildcats jumped out to an early 10-0 lead, but the Sandcrabs scored 19 unanswered points. GP answered back with a td of their own and it was 19-17. In the 3rd, Calhoun scored two td’s and were winning 33-17. GP battled back to score twice, but couldn’t catch the Sandcrabs. They lost 33-30. Calhoun is now 4-3 overall and 1-1 in district play, while GP fell to 6-1 overall and 1-1 in district.

In other games, Victoria East won easily over Beeville 35-7. The game was tied at 7, then the Beast rolled 28 points and won the game in a romp. Victoria West also routed Floresville 49-27 and are undefeated in league play. The Warriors have played the weakest teams in the district and will be challenged the rest of the year.

Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune, mannydelarosa@yahoo.com

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