Sharks shut down at Lutheran North

Published 11:09 pm Friday, September 6, 2019

Sabine Pass dealt with depth and cramping issues on its home field against Pasadena First Baptist while mustering a touchdown in a 29-point loss.

A week later in Houston, whatever adjustments the Sharks tried to make went for naught.

Lutheran North posted a 58-0 victory Friday, sending Sabine Pass to an 0-2 record following the teams’ first meeting since 2015. The Sharks will begin a three-game home stand next Friday against Hull-Daisetta, host the Orangefield junior varsity on Sept. 19 and get a second chance against Lutheran North on Sept. 27.

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Following that, a trip to KIPP Houston High on Oct. 4 will await before a 35-day wait to close out the season at home against Galveston O’Connell. Two games from Sabine Pass’ original schedule have been canceled due to the opponents’ overscheduling, and Sharks coach Jason Thibodeaux has not yet found any teams to fill open dates.

Statistics from Friday’s game were not available, and Thibodeaux could not be reached. Lutheran North had built a 42-0 lead with about 3 minutes to go before halftime, according to MaxPreps.

The Sharks have found more players this season, but that has not led to success on the field just yet. They’ve been outscored 93-6 this season.

Sabine Pass last won a game Oct. 13, 2017, dropping eight contests since then.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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