The Sinton Pirates are one of two area teams coming off an appearance at state as the Pirates look for a repeat trip to Austin.

The Pirates will start off the year ranked number six in the coaches poll as coach Adrian Alaniz returns eight starters from that state semis team. Alaniz knows with the talent he's got back, his program has a chance to not only get back to Disch-Faulk Field, but also to add a fourth championship banner to an already storied program.