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Posts published in “Day: December 16, 2021

NORTH SHORE HEADED TO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Junior David Amador scores on an 87 yd pass play from freshman quarterback Kaleb Bailey on the first play of the game; he made another Mustang TD later on another Bailey pass. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Defeats Austin Lake Travis 49-21

By Allan Jamail

AUSTIN, TX — Saturday, December 11, 2021, at the Kelly Reeves Stadium, the visiting GPISD North Shore Mustangs wasted no time taking control of their destination to the 6A D1 State Championship football game by defeating Lake Travis 49-21. They have a 13-game winning streak with a 14-1 record.

Their game team captains were Caleb Flagg, Kent Battle, Jhalyn Bailey and Xavier Owens.

On Saturday, if Coach Jon Kay’s “Eastside Boys” are successful, he will set a new record for coaching 3 teams in winning 6A D1 championship titles. He has also coached the 2015 Mustangs to a state title in the 5A conference. They will play for their fifth state championship next week (2003, 2015, 2018, and 2019) against a familiar foe, the 13-1 Duncanville Panthers, in the Cowboys Arlington AT&T Stadium. This is their third time in four seasons to be playing for the championship.

Wassail at Channelview ISD

Channelview ISD held their annual Wassail event on Thursday, December 9 at the Bill Neal Center. It was an opportunity for staff, parents and students to gather, eat cookies, drink punch, and celebrate the holidays. There were also several student performances to entertain those in attendance. Santa made a special visit to the event to take pictures with children.

Jacinto City has a Friendly Grinch

Jacinto City’s Friendly Grinch greets elementary kids with candy as they walk by her home next door to the school. Kids in the photo: Jay Balerio, Henry Lopez, Lydia Lopez, Jaime Hernandez Jr., Mateo Hernandez, Mateo Flores, Anthony Tolentino, Daniel Tolentino, Darius Lucero, Scarlett Flores, Martha Coyoy, Gianna Coyoy, Isael Renteria, Isabella Renteria, Anthony Zuriga, Priscila Zuriga, Katheryn Gonzalez and Aguirre. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Jacinto City, TX — December, 13, 2021 — This is the second annual event the Jacinto City citizen has given Jacinto City’s elementary school kids: candy, treats, and to see that there’s a friendly Grinch.

The Grinch said, “At first some of the younger kids are scared, but then they change and are no longer afraid of me once they see the older ones getting candy and shaking my hand. It’s amazing how excited the kids get when they see I’m not a bad Grinch but a friendly one.”