Alice Echo-News Journalís High School Football Top 5

Big Schools (6A-5A)

1. Corpus Christi King (3-0)

2. Alice (3-0)

3. Calallen (2-1)

4. Flour Bluff (2-1)

5. Corpus Christi Carroll (2-1)

Others: Gregory-Portland

Small Schools (4A-2A)

1. Refugio (3-0)

2. Sinton (3-0)

3. Orange Grove (3-0)

4. San Diego (3-0)

5. Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco (3-0)

Some of the areaís smaller programs are among the best in South Texas in any class.

Orange Grove, San Diego and Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco are perfect examples. Behind No. 1 Refugio and No. 2 Sinton, the three schools make up the bottom half of the Alice Echo-News Journalís Top 5 Small Schools. All three are unbeaten and all three appear to have the inside track to claiming district titles.

Orange Grove is No. 3. The Bulldogs beat the Beeville Trojans, 47-26. They play at Aransas Pass tonight in a game which will decide the early leader in 16-4A, D. II.

San Diego beat Freer, 42-8, and has a stern non-district showdown against Refugio.

The Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco are No. 5. They are taking on Bruni, in an early District 16-2A, Div. I game which could amount to the district championship game.

After former No. 1 Corpus Christi Carroll lost to Port Lavaca Calhoun last week, the Tigers fell to No. 5 in the Big Schools. Corpus Christi King, the former No. 2 team, moved up to the top position.†

King has a road game at Rio Grande City Friday and Carroll is hosting McAllen at Cabaniss Multipurpose.

The Alice Coyotes, winners of their first three games, moved up to No. 2 in Big Schools. The Coyotes came from behind to beat Victoria East, 27-26, Friday night. The Coyotes now have a big 30-5A match-up against Calallen. The Wildcats are 2-1 for the season after blowing out Tuloso-Midway, 43-0.