Industrial Cobras look to extend historic season

Industrial Cobras will face the Lago Vista Vikings in the Class 3A-Division I regional final

Going into the 2021 season, the Industrial Cobras (11-2) were being looked at as one of the top teams in 3A-Division I. An early-season loss to last year’s state runner-up Hallettsville Brahmas and losing the District 15-3A Division I title to Lavaca County rival, No. 8 Edna Cowboys, made the Cobras an afterthought heading into the playoffs.

After Thanksgiving, the Cobras are the only remaining 3A team in the Crossroads area as they head to San Antonio.

The Cobras are leaning toward its defense in postseason football and it has been the chemistry of success. In the first round, the Cobras defeated the Lyford Bulldogs, 34-7. In the second round, the Cobras faced a tough match-up against the Poteet Aggies and its rushing attack that was averaging over 39 points a game. The Cobra’s defense shut down the attack and won, 14-13, after Poteet missed a game-winning field goal. In the regional semi-finals, the Cobras face the San Diego Vaqueros and shut down its offense, 38-6.

But the Cobras will face the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last year, the Lago Vista Vikings (9-3).

The Vikings defeated University City-Randolph and Corpus Christi London in its first two rounds this year. The Vikings took down Cobras rival’s Edna last week, 33-29.

The Cobras and Vikings will face each other this Friday at 7:00 p.m. at San Antonio’s Alamo Stadium. The winner will face the winner of No. 5 Lorena Leopards and Dibolll Lumberjacks next week.