- Written by Carina A. Brunson
Time flies when you’re having fun – and during football season. It seems like just a few weeks ago Week 1 of Valley high school football kicked off. But here we are on the day after Thanksgiving looking back at 11 weeks of district play and two weeks of playoff action – all in the books.
While a handful of Valley teams are still alive-and-kicking in the state playoffs, all seven of the Sharyland, Mission and La Joya ISD teams have hung up their helmets for the final time this year. Of those Big 7 teams, four hit the playoffs jackpot, and two teams extended their seasons one week longer by earning bi-district championships.
Unlike the three previous seasons when the Sharyland Rattlers reached the third round of the playoffs, both the Rattlers and the Veterans Memorial Patriots lost their Area round playoff games last week to the nemesis of most Valley high school football teams – out-of-Valley opponents. Even so there were quite a few records broken, milestones reached and firsts achieved, making the 2015-16 football season a memorable one.