The Robstown High School Alumni Football Team took on the alumni squad from Tuloso-Midway on Saturday, besting their former 4A rivals, 26-12, at Cotton Picker Field.
Both teams went back and forth throughout much of the first half, but the 'Pickers pulled away in the last two quarters with their offense. Robstown's defense put the exclamation point on their performance by managing a safety on the T-M squad during the game's final minute.
Arturo Gonzalez, a member of the RHS Alumni team, said money from ticket sales would be split by a 55-45 percent split, with Robstown getting the larger percentage. Nearly $1,000 was raised at the gate, while a final tally of money raised through advanced ticket sales has yet to be completed, he added.
The 'Pickers Alumni team, which won its first game last month against Agua Dulce, is tentatively scheduled to play the alumni squad from Calallen High School next month. A date and location for the game has not been set as of yet, Gonzalez said.
The Robstown alumni plan to use proceeds from the Calallen game to help fund new playground equipment for the Lotspeich and San Pedro Elementary School campuses, he added.
Funds raised by RHS alumni during Saturday's game, as with last month's event, will be donated to the Robstown High School Athletic Booster Club. The TMHS alumni are using their proceeds to fund a scholarship in memory of the late Ryan Lekosky, a T-M graduate and U.S. Marine who was killed last year in New Orleans.