What a great start to the year for OISD Athletics. Mustang Football made the playoffs for the first time since the 2013 season. This season was one to be remembered even though they were eliminated in the first round of playoff games. They played some tough teams this year but never gave up the fight. Senior leadership was some of the best we have seen in recent years and the juniors began to step up to show that next year they will be teammates that the younger players can look up to.
Cross Country had a great season as well. The team as a whole made it to the regional meet while Freshman Kylee Noack made it all the way to the state meet. While competing at state, Kylee placed 18th and broke her own personal records. If this is any indication of how her high school career is going to go, we can expect great things from Kylee in the coming years.
Friday Night Lights were shining bright at Mustang Stadium on September 6th as the Mustangs took on the Dimmit Bobcats. The Mustangs put up a good fight during all four quarters and pulled off the first win of the season. With the first half being close during both quarters, the Mustangs ended the half trailing the Bobcats by just a few points.
During Halftime the Band sounded superb while performing one of their songs from this years UIL marching show. The hours of hard work and practice under Director Travis McCullough and Assistant Director Sam White have paid off. The students were prepared and sounded amazing.
When the game resumed for the second half, the Mustangs showed that they used their time off field to encourage each other to not give up. They came back to overtake the Bobcats and win the game. They know that the hardest games are yet to come, but if they continue to play like they did against Dimmit, then we will see an amazing season unfold.