The Last Hurrah at Courville Stadium

Talia Perez, Reporter


The Ball High Tors played their final game at Courville Stadium before the old stadium gets razed and a new stadium built thanks to the bond that passed this year.

In a night when all Tors, young and old, showed up for Auld Lang Syne at the stadium that entertained Tor fans for almost five decades, this year’s edition of the Ball High Tors destroyed Northside 83-0 in the final game at Courville Stadium.

“It’s sad that this is the last game at the stadium, but exciting at the same time that something as historic as Courville Stadium has featured some of this state’s biggest talents,” Ball High head football coach Sheldon Bennight said. “With such high emotions leading up to this game, we tried to keep our players focused on the task at hand, which is to win the ball game.”

Among those present to celebrate the final game at Courville Stadium was assistant coach Eddie Caldwell, who also played football for the Tors after watching former Tor stars play on the field growing up in Galveston.

“It’s bittersweet, but I’m proud that I was able to play at Courville Stadium,” Caldwell said. “I couldn’t wait to play at that stadium. Coaching this new generation of players and seeing them get to experience it too has been a joy and one that I’ll never forget.”

The game was also a tribute to breast cancer awareness, and the student section went all out wearing pink!

The Tors’ last district game will be away next Saturday, Nov. 5 against Houston Wisdo