Published on Saturday, October 25 2014 11:06
Copyright 2014 Progress Times
By Ed Salas
The Sharyland Rattlers showed their little brothers some tough love en route to a 58-6 victory over the Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks on Friday to take home the trophy of the inaugural edition of the Snakeskin Classic at Richard Thompson Stadium and remain undefeated in District 31-5A.
“It’s a bitter-sweet victory,” Rattlers head coach Ron Adame said. “We spent a lot of time with those kids across on the other side. They aren’t ours anymore, but a big part of our heart is still with those kids. At the same time we’ve got to hit the playoffs in stride. We got things we certainly need to work on. Our boys performed tonight and they showed what they’re capable of and I’m proud of them.”
The Rattlers struck and struck often during an overwhelming performance against the Diamondbacks. Sharyland improved to 7-1 overall, 4-0 in district. The loss dropped Pioneer to 3-6, 1-4.
“We talked to our kids beforehand,” Adame said. “As head coaches and a coaching staff, we pretty much understood that this is a game and nothing more than a game. For it to lead to something where there is unnecessary roughness type of activity, that’s not what their about, that’s not what we’re about. I’m proud of both teams for showing the Sharyland ISD a good night of entertainment.”
And it was entertaining, for the Rattlers.
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