RUSK — The Rusk Lady Eagles are ranked No. 8 in the revised state Class 3A poll that was released by the Texas Girls Coaches Association on Monday.
Rusk joins the state’s list of the ten-best teams after voters in the poll added the Lady Eagles while dropping Bullard from the top ten.
While no official word was given as to why a revised poll was released, Bullard is without the services of their leading pitcher and one of their top hitters who is also their starting catcher, as both young ladies decided not to play softball this season.
Rusk defeated Bullard by a double digit margin in a scrimmage held on Feb. 1 also.
Meanwhile, the Lady Eagles have done very well in their pre-high school season games, incurring only two losses, one to Tomball and the other to Plano East, who is ranked No. 2 in the Class 5A poll.
Needville, Celina and Bridge City remain as the top-three teams in the Class 3A ranking.
Splendora, Fredericksburg, Van and LaGrange occupy the next-four positions.
Following Rusk is Huffman-Hargrave and Sweeny.
The Lady Eagles open the regular season at 6 p.m. Tuesday when they entertain Henderson.
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