Blackshirt wrote:Mason seems to be a beast this year. Defensive power well for that said offensively too. Coach must really took to heart last year Refugio was just stronger because these boys are strong and fast now. Will be a hard out this year. I originally said mart over mason. Now i think mason over mart. Jmo
The kids made a vow to not get pushed around again, and they stuck to it. Nineteen seniors on the team, and the three losses last year was one more than they had experienced since 7th grade. They have and do provide very positive leadership on the field, in the weight room, in school, and around town. Such good kids they make your heart swell, but fierce when the lights come on.
Honestly, a lot of the stuff they work on in practice doesn't get used because games get out of hand so early. The first rotation has been out in the second quarter most games, and we've got some absolute beasts that are barely playing any defense because they are so disruptive.
This was a very good schedule, and last year we were challenged by it, losing two games. The traditionally tough teams like Goldthwaite, Comfort, Ballinger are a little down, Iraan lost too many key players, Hawley lost their 4 year starter at QB, but we expect a good contest with them. Just seems that circumstances and injuries of opponents this year, along with our defense, have resulted in lesser challenges than expected this year. I hate that, because this team responds well to strong challenges, and they need to play more than 1.5-2.5 quarters. But, that's a really first-class problem to have.
A water moccasin defender and running back returns from a broken arm in two weeks. That will further complicate the rotations. We only have 3 sophs on varsity, and the JV Purple is undefeated, but one or two of the sophs may have to move down to get some PT. Like I said, first world problems, for sure.