Dec 12, 2013 10:39 PM by Janine Reyes
SINTON -- Tomorrow night, the Sinton Pirates play their big game up in Katy.
The team is heading to the state semi-finals for the 5th time in school history.
The community turned out earlier tonight for a pep rally to cheer the pirates on.
"We usually have a send off and everybody goes outside and the buses drive by and we send them off on style," said store owner Laurie Eden.
She's closing up shop early at the Sinton Feed Store Friday to go to Katy and support her Sinton Pirates. She has two daughters at the school, one who is a trainer for the football team, another in the band.
It doesn't take much looking around town to see many others doing the same.
"I think it will be dead here in town. Pretty much everybody will be up there," said Gina Hernandez who has 2 nephews on the football team. She works at New Image Salon, and spent today sprucing up the storefront by painting windows in support.
"Maroon & white to greater heights," Mike Clark told us as he bought a jacket in support. He doesn't have family on the winning team. He is a pirate, class of 75. He's going to tomorrow's game decked out in new pirate gear.
"Sinton Pirates all the way," he told us, "and I'm getting a never ending S put on my windbreaker right here," said Clark.
Store owner Ruth Villarreal says Pirate gear is selling well today and it's that support that this winning team says has helped them get to where they are today.
"The community supports us all the way they're always at our games always supporting us 100% just being there for us," said quarterback Tyler Handson.
School will let out early so everyone can make it out to support Sinton. The team who is only the 5th in Sinton to ever get this far promises to play their hearts out .
"We're going to be ready, we're ready," said Handson.
The pirates will play the undefeated Fairfield Eagles at Rhodes Stadium in Katy tomorrow night.