Basketball Ends and FFA Brings Home the Awards

by Coy Holcombe.  

The basketball season came to an end last night as the Bulldogs fell to the Nevada-Community Braves in bi-district competition. This playoff appearance marked the first time in 12 years that the Bulldogs had advanced to post-district play. I would like to thank head coach Chad Martinez, assistant coaches Jarrett Grant, Stacy Conway, and Calvin Kennedy for their hard work and dedication this season. I would also like to thank all the players, especially the seniors, for providing us with an exciting basketball season. They accomplished many things this season and everyone should be proud of those accomplishments. A special thank you goes out to the parents, grandparents, other relatives, and friends for their support. Thanks to the staff members and community members for their support of the Bulldogs. Finally, I want to extend a special thank you to the students. Our students supported the Bulldogs with pride and class all year long.

On another topic, I want to recognize the FFA ag mechanics program for their accomplishments at the San Antonio show. Our students brought home several awards for their hard work:

Billy Crocker – 24 foot gooseneck lowboy – Blue Ribbon / 1st place Best in Class (awarded approximately $2000 prize pack)
Michael James – 20 foot bumper-pull lowboy – Blue Ribbon / 4th place Best in Class (awarded $150 certificate to Airgas)
Ethan Grimes & Tucker Conway – 24 foot gooseneck lowboy – Blue Ribbon
Ty Browning & Nick Austin – 14 foot Entry Gate – Blue Ribbon
Austin Pogue, Harley Feltman, & Nathan Stegant – Shop table – Blue Ribbon

Every project from Eustace that was exhibited at the San Antonio show received a blue ribbon. This is even more amazing when you consider that there were over 400 total projects from various FFA organizations throughout Texas on display. A special thank you goes out to each and every student for their hard work and dedication. They all put in many long hours on each project. Also, I want to recognize and thank our FFA sponsors, Zach Tappan and Theresa Tindel, for their hard work and dedication. Finally, a special thank you to the FFA Booster Club for their support of our FFA program.

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