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Marquee Matchup: Friday night football showdown between Sinton and Ingleside

Posted at 9:54 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 22:54:12-04

SINTON, Texas — It's week nine of the high school football season and this week's Friday Night Fever Marquee Matchup features a big showdown between the Sinton Pirates and Ingleside Mustangs.

Two of the hottest teams in the Coastal Bend will go head-to-head in our Marquee Matchup.

Sinton and Ingleside are the only unbeaten teams left in District 16-4A Division II and the winner of this game could have the inside track on the championship.

"You know this is a great district," said Michael Troutman, Sinton's head coach. "It's Friday Night Lights football in South Texas."

After losing their first three non-district games, the Pirates have found their game. They have won four in a row and have one of the best rushing attacks in South Texas.

Ingleside Head Coach Hunter Hamrick says his defense will have to play a great game.

"What we do pretty well is stop the run, and that's what they hang their hat on," Hamrick said. "So the focus is they have some playmakers on that side of the ball and they have a young offensive line that's big and they are pushing people around."

Meanwhile, Ingleside linebacker Jacob Warren puts the emphasis on communication.

"I feel like we have to be honest. Communication again, along with execution I feel like will get it done for us," he said.

The Mustangs are red hot as well. They are riding a five-game winning streak and the Pirates know this will be their biggest challenge yet.

"He has those boys rolling and the Sinton Pirates are jelling together right now and it's going to be a good game," Troutman said.

Sinton wide-receiver Chris Arriaga echos Troutman's words.

"We are lucky enough to be in this situation and we are coming off some wins and doing well coming together as a team finally and it's all looking good," Arriaga said.

The game is shaping up to be one of the best of the season.

KRIS 6 Sports Director Alan Harwell will have live reports as Sinton hosts Ingleside on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Be sure to tune in to KRIS 6 at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. to check it out.