ORANGE?GROVE?— The Orange Grove Bulldogs are on a run these days. They’ve won three-straight, and Tuesday’s win against District 31-3A rival Sinton was probably their biggest so far this season.
Playing on the road, the Bulldogs kept their postseason hopes alive with a 49-47 win over the Sinton Pirates.
The narrow victory put the Bulldogs in fourth place in the District 31-3A standings. West Oso is in first with an 8-0 record. Mathis and Sinton are tied at 5-3 and Orange Grove is in fourth with a 4-4 mark.
“It was really a big win for us.” said Orange Grove coach Jeff Huber. “We needed a win to hopefully turn things around and put us right back in the thick of things. There were a lot of people who didn’t expect us to be in this spot right now.”
Aside from beating Sinton, the Bulldogs — who began the season with only one starter and two returnees — also had back-to-back wins against Aransas Pass and Mathis.
The Bulldogs have a string of big matches in front of them beginning with Friday’s game against the Robstown Cotton Pickers. They are then on the road against Falfurrias and back home against Ingleside.
That’s followed by make-or-break games against West Oso, Mathis and Sinton.
• The San Diego Vaqueros moved comfortably into second place in 32-2A by beating Hebbronville, 31-14, Tuesday night. They are now 5-2 in district.
• The Alice Lady Coyotes are one stop closer to pulling off an undefeated run through 31-4A. They beat the Tuloso-Midway Cherokees, 65-55, Tuesday night and bettered their district mark to 10-0. They host the Laredo Cigarroa here Friday followed by a scrappy Nixon team on the road. Alice closes out the regular season with a home game here against Kingsville and a tough one on the road against Calallen.