EUSTACE — I have covered some strange football in my time, but Friday night’s game in Eustace was one for the books. It included two lightning delays before finally ending in the second quarter at 9:49 p.m.
But that was just the start of the curious turns the night took.
For the record, the game was called at 11:27 of the second quarter with Winona leading Eustace, 28-14. Don’t let the score fool you, the Bulldogs had shown the ability to move up and down the field and the game was very much in doubt when interrupted.
Here are my 10 Observations from the sidelines.
— TOP TAKEAWAY: You may outscore the Bulldogs, but you aren’t going to play any harder. Eustace brought it on every play and scratched and clawed for every extra yard it could get. Impressive effort.
Eustace ISD Superintendent Dr. Coy Holcombe explained the details of the district’s proposed $27.5 million bond Monday evening during a Town Hall meeting at Eustace First Baptist Church.
If approved by voters, the bond would provide money for projects on all the district’s campuses as well as the athletic fields. (Projects listed at end of post. Listen to Dr. Holcombe discuss the projects below.)
The largest part of the bond, projected to be almost $11 million, would go toward a new Middle School.
On National Signing Day, the following Eustace athletes signed letters of intent: from left, Kelly Ashton – Southeastern – Football; Anna Gaddis – ETBU – Cheer; Clifton Johnson – Southeastern – Football; and Cory Strawn – Ranger – Baseball. (Via Eustace ISD Twitter)