This friday night the mighty Pirates will be hosting the Kingsville Brahmas. Kingsville is coming off a 35-13 win over the La Grulla Gators. Pirates had an off week. Kingsville undefeated in district play has clinched a spot in the playoffs. The Pirates winless in district play will have to beat Kingsville by 13 in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. This season the Pirates have struggled to keep players healthy. Losing key players, such as, Carlos Betanzos (Sophomore -LB) , Hilario Bermudez (Senior – DB), Jonathan Bolanos(Senior-OL/DL ), Isaac Castillo (Junior-DL), Adrian Ruiz (Senior -RB), and Francisco (Pancho) Garcia (Senior-DB) has hurt them on both sides of the ball. With their heads held high and spirits driven towards success the mighty Pirates, though out numbered, look to shock the valley with a win this Friday night. So come out and be loud as our Hidalgo Pirates take on the top ranked team in District 16-4a.