NEDERLAND — “We always work on the scoop and score in practice,” Stewart said. “It felt nice to be able to make a play for my team. That is all that mattered.”
The winning streak was something kept on the hush-hush a few weeks ago in Nederland. The Bulldogs did not talk about it. Now, they are speaking.
“It feels great to not lose a game in district for as long as I have been on varsity,” Stewart said. “All of us seniors have decided we are not going to lose in district and go out in style. We need our underclassmen and those guys have stepped up and protected the streak for us. We appreciate those guys. We really trust all our teammates to help us go out on a good note.”
Stewart said he has benefitted in many ways from playing beside Malveaux and Washington.
“Those two have really helped me this year,” Stewart added. “I wouldn’t be where I am without those guys. I figured out a long time ago I need to know what those two know. I know they are both there for me and have my back. We are a real close unit up on the line. We want the best for each other.”
The Bulldogs will visit the Butch Thomas Center this Friday to face the Central Jaguars. It will be the last 20-4A game in Stewart’s career. The Jaguars in 2010 were the last team in the district to defeat the Bulldogs.
“Why not go out and finish this off the right way,” Stewart said. “We have come this far. We are going to treat this Friday just like a playoff game. We want the district championship outright. We don’t even consider sharing a title. I can’t believe this is going to be the end of our 20-4A careers. This senior year has gone by pretty fast. We are all going to miss it.”