Suddenly, the Alice Coyotes in a four-way tie for the top spot in District 30-5A’s North Zone.

More importantly, with the regular season winding down, Alice’s season and their postseason hopes come down to their final three games.

The Coyotes are tied with Calallen, Corpus Christi Ray and Gregory-Portland in points. The four schools are all in the running for the top three spots in the North Zone and a shot at a play-in game against the South Zone’s top programs on the final night of the regular season. The winners of the play-in games represent 30-5A in the Class 5A playoffs.

Alice has now won three-straight.

The Coyotes moved into a tie for first place in the North Zone in part because of a 4-0 shutout victory over Tuloso-Midway Tuesday night in Memorial Stadium. The Coyotes went up by one after a Jordy Esquivel goal early in the game. However, they struggled through the rest of the first half.

They came out of halftime and responded with three goals to put the game away. Esquivel hit another goal and then was credited with an assist to Julian Garza, Austin Perez padded the Coyotes’ lead with a goal from some 35 yards out.

Alice is on the road Friday against Calallen.