District 12 football kicks off

Bellville, La Marque, Sealy open district play with wins


The District 12-4A-D2 football season got underway last Friday and Bellville, La Marque and Sealy opened with wins over Wharton, Sweeny and Royal, respectively.

This week, Bellville and Sealy – the only two teams above .500 overall at 5-0 and 3-2 – will clash at T.J. Mills Stadium in Sealy, La Marque (1-4 overall) will head to Brookshire to face Royal (1-2 overall) and Sweeny (1-5) will travel to Wharton (0-6).

The three winners lead the points-for category in district play, although Sweeny and Wharton both scored over 100 points in non-district play and leads La Marque’s 76 points over five games. Overall, Bellville (242) is the only team above 200 points for, with Sealy (158), Sweeny (142) and Wharton (107) all over the century mark. Royal has scored 31 points in its three games so far.

Defensively, Sealy has allowed the fewest points with 88 over five games and Royal is the only other team under 100 with 90 points allowed in three games. Bellville has allowed 122 points in five wins and La Marque has given up 128 points after earning its first win of the season last week. Sweeny (218) and Wharton (291) have both yielded more than 200 points in six games each.


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