The second annual Austin County Fall Sport Night will be Saturday, July 28, at the Sealy Knights of Columbus Hall.
Last year the event raised over $1,300 for the booster clubs of the public schools in the county including Sealy, Brazos and Bellville. This year is poised to be an even bigger success, organizers say.
The format for the event will be the same as last year with coaches from the three schools providing a preview of their football, volleyball and cross-country programs.
Attendees will get to mingle with the coaches and see a different side of them than what they are used to seeing on the sidelines.
Tickets for the event are available through presale for $10 and can be purchased through each school’s booster club. Last year ticket sales were split evenly between the schools. This year each school will keep the proceeds from their ticket sales.
Texas High School Football Coaches Hall of Honor member Bob Gillis will serve as master of ceremonies and introduce each school’s coach. A cash bar social hour will be from 5 to 6 p.m. with a chicken fried chicken meal to follow.
Sealy Athletic Director Shane Mobley said he’s looking forward to visiting with the community. Mobley took the Tiger football team to the second round of the playoffs in his first season as head coach. The Tigers dominated on offense last year and their “bend don’t break” defense should be stronger than ever this season. Mobley will shed some insight on his plan for success in the fall.
“Last year’s event was an opportunity for the coaches to meet members of not only our own communities but members of Austin County,” he said. “More importantly it was a great opportunity for us to talk about our athletes, our programs and our vision for the upcoming season.”
Volleyball is alive and well in Austin County each team made it to the playoffs last season. The success, according to booster club members, is due in large part to the great coaches leading these teams.
Brazos High is home to the county’s most successful cross-country program making repeated appearances at the state meet. Sealy and Bellville will be looking to steal some of their spotlight this season.