Bison sports wrap-up, week of September 11

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Nadia Garcia

The volleyball team wrapped up pre-district play this week as the football team continued a winning streak. Cross country headed to their second meet of the year and brought home medals.

Football

The varsity football traveled to Grapeland this week to play the Sandies. The team went on to defeat the Sandies 60-20. The team scored a total of nine touchdowns this past Friday. Making it their highest record this season.

“I was really surprised at myself with the three touchdowns I scored,” junior Dirk Kilgore said.”That’s something that had never happened, but I am going to work hard for my team so that we can keep getting better.”

According to Max Preps, the Bison are now ranked 10th in the state for classification 3a. They moved up nine spots after being pre-ranked 19th in the beginning of the school year.  

“I am really proud of the team, “ junior Hector Dominguez said. “ We have worked really hard this past summer to get where we are now.”

With fewer guys on the roster, the junior varsity team went on to defeat Desoto 42-12.  The boys were really enthusiastic to have won a big game against a 6A-classified school.

“It was shocking at first when the game was over and we had defeated a 6A school,” sophomore Erick Sandate said. “We didn’t give up and we believed the whole game that’s all that matters.”

Cross country

The cross country team traveled to Teague this weekend to compete at their second meet this year. The school only took the boys’ team this week due to the fact that many of their girls were going to be occupied for Belles and Cheer.

“I wa really bummed out we weren’t able to run this weekend,” junior Tana Cleveland said. “ We are all going to be rooting for the boys from home.”

Although the boys lacked the support from their teammates at the meet, they went on to have their best race yet.  With several of the runners breaking  their personal records.

“This was a really good meet for everyone,” sophomore Joel Avalos said. “ I was really proud of the team and how hard we working because it’s all paying off.”

Junior Jose Diaz finished the race placing 14th out of 74. Diaz was one of two medalist for the Bison.

“I am proud of myself to be honest,” Diaz said. “That was my second cross country meet I ever ran and I never thought I was going to place at one.”

Volleyball

The Lady Bison played against both Malakoff and Westwood this  past  week. The ladies  fell short to both teams, but are working to get better for the next round.

“Both games were really close,” sophomore Molly Dittmar said. “ We are working hard to get better and win a spot for playoffs.”

The Lady Bison will begin round two of district play next week against Teague. The team is in the fight to win a spot for playoffs.