December 21, 2017
Kristen Ginsburg (center), an Allegiance Bank representative and Cy-Fair High School alumna, presents Bobcats Head Football Coach Ed Pustejovsky with a plaque Dec. 19 honoring the team as the Allegiance Bank Team of the Week. (Photo by Cy-Fair HS Journalism)
Dec. 21, 2017—As the Cy-Fair High School football team prepares to play in a state championship game for the first time in program history, the Houston-area media couldn’t help but take notice. KUBE Channel 57 Sports Director Todd Freed and representatives from Allegiance Bank dropped by practice Dec. 19 to honor the Bobcats as the Allegiance Bank Team of the Week.
Cy-Fair beat Austin Westlake 14-6 in the Class 6A Division II state semifinals on Dec. 17, earning a trip to its first-ever title game.
The award was presented to Cy-Fair Head Coach Ed Pustejovsky and the Bobcats by Cy-Fair alumna Kristen Ginsburg.
KUBE Channel 57 Sports Director Todd Freed (left) interviews Cy-Fair High School Head Football Coach Ed Pustejovsky on Dec. 19 at the school. Cy-Fair is heading to its first-ever state championship game and will face Waco Midway at 7 p.m. on Dec. 23 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Photo by Cy-Fair HS Journalism)
“It was extremely exciting to honor my alma mater as the Allegiance Bank Team of the Week,” said Ginsburg, a 2013 graduate. “Cy-Fair is very tight-knit and it is great to be working for an organization engulfed in it.”
Cy-Fair, which is now 14-0 this season, will play Waco Midway (15-0) in the championship game, with the two scheduled to play at 7 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium (1 AT&T Way) in Arlington.
The Bobcats have handled the extra attention in stride. Senior defensive end Josh Smith said winning the award and getting all the media attention feels great.
Cy-Fair High School Head Football Coach Ed Pustejovsky (holding plaque) stands next to Allegiance Bank representative Kristen Ginsburg (blue top) and KUBE Channel 57 Sports Director Todd Freed after the Bobcats were honored Dec. 19 as the Allegiance Bank Team of the Week. (Photo by Cy-Fair HS Journalism)
“Knowing that all of our hard work is being recognized and being brought to people’s attention is such a rewarding feeling,” Smith said. “We deserve it, after all the work we’ve put in.”