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Bastrop High School Football Team Plays Tonight

After surviving a 34,000 acre wildfire that destroyed more than 1,600 houses, the Bastrop High School football team will hit the gridiron tonight and square off against the San Marcos Rattlers.

Making matters even more emotional, eleven players and two of the team’s coaches lost their homes in the fire.

“It has been a very difficult week off for this community and our team,” Bastrop head coach Gerald Perry said in a post on the team’s website. “Through the adversity we have faced, we will rise up and be stronger.”

The game starts at 7:10 tonight and will be broadcast live on KBVO-TV and streamed online at A tribute to Bastrop County first responders is planned for halftime.

The Bastrop Advertiser has a breakdown of the game, and says,”if Bastrop’s offense can come together, this game is Bastrop’s to lose.”

Here's a video from the Bastrop Bears' websitethat depicts the 2011 team being introduced to 100 years of Bastrop high school football history.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.
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