Alice High School football trophy case is getting a bit more crowded with the addition of a “gold ball” football trophy.
After running past Floresville and then hanging on through the fourth quarter for a 44-25 victory Friday night at Memorial Stadium, the Alice Coyotes are Class 5A, Div. II bi-district championships. It was the program’s first playoff win since beating Edcouch-Elsa, 28-27, in overtime in the first round of the 2013 state playoffs.
The boys who make up this year’s Alice squad weren’t even in high school the last time Alice was in the postseason or won a playoff game.
Alice quarterback Trey Jaramillo said winning Friday night and hoisting up the bi-district championship trophy was a special feeling.
“It’s just amazing,” he said as teammates celebrated around him and took photographs with family, friends and coaches. “I can’t explain it. It just feels really amazing to be here right now.”
With the win, the Coyotes are also the winners of yet another home game. Alice is playing Mission Sharyland, which advanced to the area round of the playoffs by beating Brownsville Pace, 59-43, Friday night.
Alice coach Kyle Atwood had already won “flips” to host the area playoff game regardless of the winner. As is stands now, Alice and Sharyland will play at 4 p.m. Friday at Memorial Stadium. The game is being played here Friday, however, kickoff time won’t be confirmed until Saturday afternoon.
HS Football: Alice beats Floresville, wins 'gold ball'