The Uvalde Coyotes ended their 2014 football season at San Marcos Friday night as they lost to the Victoria West Warriors, 47-28, in bidistrict playoff action. Trailing by a half-time score of 23-21, the Coyotes were not able to stop Victoria West’s speedy quarterback Gamarquis Girdy, who ran for two touchdowns and passed for one touchdown in the second half.
Tuesday at Boerne, the Uvalde Coyotes will begin their 2014-15 basketball season as they take on the Boerne Greyhounds. Varsity action is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a 5 p.m. freshman game and a 6:15 p.m. junior varsity game.
The Uvalde Lobos will travel to Hondo Tuesday to play the Hondo Owls in basketball competition. Tip-off time for the varsity game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., while the two sub-varsity games will get underway at 5 p.m.
District 29-5A volleyball teams did not fare well against District 30-5A teams bi-district in playoff action this past week. At Floresville last Tuesday night, the Uvalde Lobos, District 29-5A’s third-place finisher, lost a 25-22, 25-21, 12-25, and 25-22 decision to the District 30-4A runner-up Flour Bluff Hornets.
It was a messy night for high school football Friday at Castroville. Enough rain fell before and during the game to make the conditions at Panthers Stadium miserable for fans. The play by the teams on the field was about as messy as the weather since the rainfall made the ball wet and the playing surface wet.
The Uvalde High School tennis team won one match and lost two matches in Class 5A Region IV team tennis tournament competition last Friday and Saturday at San Antonio. After losing to Boerne Champion, 19-0, in their first match last Friday, Coach Terri Rambie’s Coyotes and Lobos bounced back to defeat Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Southwest, 10-9, later Friday.
The Uvalde Coyotes will wind up their 2014 regularseason football schedule tomorrow night when they travel to Castroville to take on the Medina Valley Panthers. Kick-off time for the District 29-5A contest is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Coach Steve Hale’s Panthers, 3-3 in district play and 3-6 for the season, come into the game tomorrow following their best overall performance of the season.
Jimbo Beard caught the big bass of the day for both days of the Uvalde Bass Club’s October fishing tournament. Those two big fish helped Beard to claim first place on both days of the tournament. On Oct. 11, Beard caught a 10.82-pounder.
On a trick-or-treat Halloween Friday night, the Uvalde Coyotes treated a large Uvalde High School homecoming crowd to a football thriller. The Coyotes downed the Southside Cardinals, 21-14, to clinch a post-season playoff berth.