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Rockport-Fulton girded by history of overcoming adversity

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Posted at 11:11 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 00:15:57-04

ROCKPORT, Texas — Our preseason tour took us to Rockport-Fulton to check on a Pirates team that knows how to win regardless of any situation

These Pirates have proven they can pretty much handle anything which comes their way.

They overcame Hurricane Harvey three years ago and now they are battling all the issues that comes with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Their coach Jay Seibert says his program has learned to be resilient

"It seems like every other season around here we have a little craziness,” Seibert said. “It sounds funny but going through the Harvey experience kind of prepared us for an everyday basis coming out here knowing we have to adjust and change.”

And one of those adjustments is scheduling. The Pirates are in a new district this year – District 16-4A Division II. And because of the pandemic, scheduling district games has become a challenge

"Right now, it's a little bit up in the air as far as what we are going to do with our district schedule,” Seibert said. “We have been in meetings with our DEC. Hopefully this week we get it all finalized.”

Meanwhile, the players are just glad to be practicing. And they realize it's a day to day ordeal

"It's tough, honestly, because we still don't know,” wide receiver/tight end Kayden Harder said. “We are just praying that everything goes correctly, but you never know when it could get shut down. We are hoping everything goes solid because we are looking good. We really have a good team this year.”

Defensive back George Marable agrees.

“We always knew inside no matter what, we have our ups and down but inside we all know as a team no matter what happens we have to stay on our grind,” Marable said.

The Pirates open the regular season Aug. 28 against Aransas Pass.