The small town of Rice, Texas … a town with a hometown feel about an hour south of Dallas … has a story worth mentioning. In the year 2000, after almost 50 years without a high school, the town graduated the first of many senior classes. Since then, it has gone on to grow in size and accomplishments each and every year.
Last week, adding to the list of incredible feats performed by this tiny town’s high school, the boys varsity basketball team won their area playoff game against Marlin. This marks the first time for the boys varsity team to make this round of playoffs since the new school was built in 2000. The game was played at the Corsicana High School gymnasium, a mutual setting between the two schools.
The game was intense, a close thriller from beginning to end, though the Rice Bulldogs maintained a winning command through most of the game. Both teams played aggressively, even rendering two players (one from each team) injured after a face to face collision. The teams traded baskets, fouls, and the sweet swish of three pointers up until the Bulldog’s 60-51 final score.
Congratulations to the Bulldogs! Good luck at the next round against Teague High School, played at the Fairfield High School gymnasium on Tuesday March 1, 2016.
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