Your Lytle Pirates Varsity Boys Basketball Team opened up the 2016-2017 season last Friday against the Cotulla Cowboys. Off to a slow start, the Pirates fell behind early against the Cowboys but leadership from Noah Vasquez and Manny Estrada willed the Pirates back in to the game.  Key rebounds from Deandre Harden and big shots from Jorge Anthony Holguin helped the Pirates tie the game at the end of regulation, sending the game in to overtime. During the overtime period, however, mistakes and missed opportunities proved to be the difference in the game as the Pirates lost 63 to 52