The Granbury Pirates made two first-half goals hold up as the difference in winning 3-1 at Joshua Tuesday to open District 15-4A.
The victory improved the Pirates to 9-3-4 overall. It was also the first step toward a fifth straight district championship.
“They have a little more speed than they usually have,” Granbury coach Doug Kissinger said of Joshua. “They’re a better ballclub than last year.