With three straight wins propelling the Bellville Brahmas through the close of their season, the focus now shifts to the playoffs and a bi-district matchup with the Wharton Tigers this Thursday night in Columbus.
Bellville took down undefeated teams in consecutive weeks starting with the Caldwell Hornets, 27-7, before ending the La Grange Leopards’ perfect record with a 52-27 decision ahead of closing the regular season to the tune of a 42-0 win over the Royal Falcons.
By the end of their slate, the only team to defeat the Brahmas in district play was the Giddings Buffaloes, 30-16, and so Bellville was stuck with the No. 2 seed from District 12-4A-2 which set up a showdown with Wharton, third-place finishers in District 11.
The Tigers secured district wins over Washington (33-2), Kashmere (35-0) and Scarborough (57-0) to secure a second consecutive postseason berth. On the other side, Wharton fell to Sweeny (27-6) and La Marque (21-14) who finished first and second, respectively, in the district.
Sweeny and Sealy were common opponents between these two teams but both dropped the contests with the Tigers getting outscored, 82-6, and Bellville, 58-21.
On the season, the Brahmas averaged 26.3 points per game while allowing 17.1 points en route to a 7-3 overall finish and Wharton scored 24.9 points but allowed 20.9 points on average through its 5-5 campaign.
The second season gets underway this Thursday at 7 p.m. at Columbus High School with Bellville serving as the away team for its first playoff game in its ninth consecutive postseason appearance.