Port Lavaca, Texas -
Calhoun football has ended one drought. The Sandcrabs will end another Friday night.
On the week that Calhoun moved up to fifth in Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine state 5A Division II poll, the Sandcrabs get to host a bi-district football playoff for the first time in eight years. This comes after Calhoun football clinched its first district title in seven years by beating Calallen. The Sandcrabs told me how big that win was for Crab Nation.
Said head coach Richard Whitaker, "It's a lot to take in. We're just trying to keep our kids humble. We're still very excited about last week's win, but that doesn't help us any this Friday night. "
Said RB/CB/KR Jarius Stewart, "It was very exciting. From the beginning of the season that's always been our goal. One of our goals was to be the district champs and another was to make the playoffs. We've accomplished both of those. "
Said RT/DT Heath Henke, "Good to see the team happy. We haven't won the district since 2012. The crowd was going crazy, team was going crazy. It's a good feeling."
Calhoun football's first home playoff in eight years comes Friday night. The Sandcrabs take on Sharyland at 7:30 in the 5A bi-district playoff at Sandcrab Stadium.