ROBSTOWN — With the hunt for the state playoffs heating up in District 16-4A, Div. II, the Orange Grove Bulldogs came into Robstown in desperate need of a win.
And for four quarters Friday night, the Bulldogs seemingly played with that kind of urgency. Orange Grove was potent offensive and stingy defensively as they rough up the Robstown Cotton Pickers in a 50-0 contest.
The Bulldogs improved their record to 4-4 for the season. More importantly, they are now 2-1 in 16-4A, Div. II with two games to go. The outcome of next Friday’s road game against Rockport-Fulton and their regular season finale at home against Sinton will determine the Bulldogs’ playoff fate.
However, if Orange Grove handles its next two games like it did Robstown, mid-November football might be its future.
Quarterback Coleman King passed for 300 yards and four touchdown passes in the route. He threw scoring passes to Connor Eulenfeld, Jose Aguilar, Dylan Hubble and Jack Marsh. Running back Jared Fuhrken had 170 yards in rushing.
The 50 points scored matches the Bulldogs' highest offensive output of the season. It was also the Orange Grove defense's first shutout win of the season.
The Cotton Pickers dropped to 1-6 for the season and 0-3 in district. It was the most points scored on Robstown this season and the Cotton Pickers’ fourth shutout loss.