Pirates Show Respect

Vidor Football Coach and Athletic Director Jeff Mathews has done a lot of innovative things and introduced new ideas to Pirate Country.  This year’s idea may be one of his best.
The Bridge City native, beginning his 17th season at Vidor, is adding a blue line on the black and gold football helmet.  His way of showing support for law enforcement with the recent shootings in mind.  The blue line emblem has multiple meanings, all arising from the same concept: police officers stand as the thin line that protects society from good and evil, chaos and order.
“I just thought I wanted to do something where everyone knew where we stood,” Mathews said.  “We support law enforcement 100%.  I have friends, former players, players parents and others who have gotten into law enforcement.  One of my players dad is a Texas Ranger.  I have total respect for what they’re asked to do and it depresses me that anyone in this country would not respect their authority.  We respect them.  And we appreciate the job they do.”
The Pirates open the season August 26 against Barbers Hill.
Aug. 26 – Barbers Hill, 7pm
Sept. 1 – at Pasadena Memorial, 6pm
Sept. 10 – at Central, 4pm*
Sept. 16 – Ozen, 7pm*
Sept. 23 – at Nederland, 7pm*
Sept. 30 – Lumberton, 7pm*
Oct. 7 – at PNG, 7pm*
Oct. 14 – Livingston, 7pm*
Oct. 21 – at Baytown Lee, 7pm*
Oct. 28 – OPEN
Nov. 4 – PA Memorial, 7pm*



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