WEST COLUMBIA - Hallettsville's 23-game regular-season win streak is over.
For a second-straight season, Victoria West went into its season-opening game with a question mark at quarterback.
Aaron Salazar is a soccer player by heart.
CUERO - D'Anthony Hopkins sat on the Cuero bench with his shoulder pads and jersey off and a wet towel draped over his head.
GOLIAD - Nate Kowalik had about five months to adjust to playing his senior football season at Goliad after three years at Hallettsville.
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Before Victoria West's realignment into District 30-5A last February, coach Leonard McAngus had already agreed to play his season opener against San Antonio Southwest.
Tickets for Friday's Victoria East vs. San Antonio Kennedy game at Memorial Stadium will be on sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the VISD Athletic Office located at 3001 Miori Lane.
All games are non-district and start at 7:30 p.m.
Victoria East and San Antonio Kennedy may be strangers, but both teams know each other perfectly well.
SHINER - Shiner and Industrial will open the season for the fifth consecutive year.
St. Joseph coach Dustin Meaux last played in a high school football game in 2002 for Goliad.
The rivalry between Shiner St. Paul and Hallettsville Sacred Heart is intense.
Robert Blackmon knows that size and speed are important in football.
Wharton coach Tim Finn isn't surprised his team is expected to make a run at the District 12-4A, Division II championship.