"Matagorda County teams open district play Friday" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Tidehaven quarterback Blake Garcia gets some help in this gain against Shiner.

   Matagorda County high school football teams enter district play this week that saw Palacios emerging undefeated after four games, Tidehaven and Van Vleck trying to rebound to losses last Friday and Bay City working to untrack after a two-week hiatus because of Tropical Storm Imelda.
   Blackcat Head Coach Patrick Matthews said Bay City’s game with Westbury last Friday was cancelled by the Houston ISD’s athletic director who cancelled all Friday night games.
   There were some discussions about playing last Saturday but the stadiums already were booked, Matthews added. 
   “Things were discussed logistically, but we had to focus on next week. It’s not a bad thing necessarily,” the coach said.
   Bay City (0-3) will play the Columbia Roughnecks (4-0) there Friday.
   “It’s just a game and an opportunity to get a win.
   “They seem to be more explosive than in the past,” Matthews said of the Roughnecks.
   “This will be a tough challenge for us need to see where we are at. We haven’t played in two weeks and it’s the first district opponent.”
   Following Bay City’s loss to 5A Gregory-Portland Sept. 13, Matthews said, the Blackcats went about fixing things that went wrong in that matchup.
   “We don’t know where we at until we get on the field and actually play,” he said.

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