“The next few weeks are going to be very exciting for our football team. Every game is going to have that playoff atmosphere,” said Trojan head coach Troy Moses.
The Trojans are now 1-2 in district play while the Sandcrabs sport an unblemished 4-0 mark in district.
Port Lavaca is coming off an impressive upset of Gregory-Portland in which the Sandcrabs sneaked by the Wildcats with a 21-20 win.
The ‘Crabs were at home and got a TD off a G-P fumble at the Port Lavaca 13-yard line. Defensive tackle Tim Hicks scooped up the ball and went the distance for a 21-7 Sandcrab lead.
G-P got two fourth quarter touchdowns, but the final extra point attempt with 2:33 left to play banged off the left upright to keep it a 21-20 advantage for the hometown Sandcrabs.
Port Lavaca is a strong running team with Brandon Sanders and Jeremy Loya getting the bulk of the work. The Sandcrabs ran for 252 yards against G-P and got just 12 yards on one of three pass completions.
The Trojans will have to play great defense against the Sandcrabs and be effective on offense.
“Port Lavaca is a very talented team that plays very fast. Defensively, they are not the biggest team we have faced but they play hard and physical,” Moses said.
“Their quarterback does a great job running the option on offense. This will be an exciting homecoming game and we will need all of Beeville there to cheer our boys on.”
The homecoming ceremonies will be before the scheduled 7:30 p.m. kickoff.