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Eagles drop to 1-3 with 2-0 loss to Bobcats

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 LEG9744-2cIn a game that was scheduled to kickoff at 7:30 last night but didn’t get underway until 9 due to thunderstorms in the Edinburg area, it seemed as if the Edinburg Bobcats’ and the Mission Eagles’ offenses never received the memo about the game having actually started. That’s because the only points either team managed to put up on the scoreboard came as a result of the Bobcats’ special teams – a first quarter blocked punt that went out of the back of the end zone for a safety.

With the Bobcats coming into the game with a 0-3 record and the Eagles at 1-2 both teams were looking to finish up non-district play on a positive note. However both teams struggled to put any offense together and both committed costly penalties and critical turnovers so neither team looked as if they’re quite ready for next week’s district opening games.

Mission quarterback Jesus Cuellar saw his first action since Week No. 1 when he went out with an injury. Cuellar completed 14 of 28 passes for 132 yards on the night. David Flores led the Eagles in both rushing and receiving yards with 46 yards rushing on 15 carries and seven receptions for 81 yards.

Read more: Eagles drop to 1-3 with 2-0 loss to Bobcats


Juárez-Lincoln faces Economedes in final non-district contest

20140912-VMHS-v-J-L-Football dy-068Although the triage unit put three players back on the field, the body count continued to mount after La Joya Juárez-Lincoln lost to Mission Veterans Memorial 48-6 on Sept. 12 at a waterlogged Pack Stadium.

“That’s the nature of the beast, that’s football,” Juárez-Lincoln head coach Tomás García said. “We’ve been very fortunate the last two years where our injuries were scattered, but this year we were hit in the first three games.”

With another three players lost to injury for this week, the Huskies (0-3) prepare to face their last non-district contest on Friday when they host Edinburg Economedes (1-2) at 7:30 p.m. in Week 4 at Pack Stadium in La Joya.

Read more: Juárez-Lincoln faces Economedes in final non-district contest


Lady Patriots sweep tenacious Lady Rattlers

20140916 Volleyball Sharyland vs VMHS lg-61Last year’s No. 1 ranked 4A volleyball team in the state for 12 weeks in a row had their hands full Tuesday night as they opened their district schedule at home against Sharyland High School (SHS). In the first district volleyball game between the two schools since 2003, the Lady Patriots emerged victorious over first-year head coach Raul Castillo and the Lady Rattlers in straight sets: 25-19, 25-20 and 25-14.

The opening of Sharyland Pioneer High School and the University Interscholastic League’s most recent realignment has resulted in SHS and Veterans Memorial High School (VMHS) being members of the same district for the first time since the 2002 and 2003 seasons. In 2002 the teams split their two district games ,while in 2003 the Lady Patriots swept both games.

Knowing her girls had just survived a stiff challenge by a surprisingly tenacious Lady Rattlers team Tuesday night, Coach Diana Lerma expressed how impressed she was by their level of play.

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Mission Veterans overcomes Juárez-Lincoln, stormy weather

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20140912 VMHS v J-L Football Small dy 009 2LA JOYA – The rains came early and often, and so did the touchdowns for Mission Veterans Memorial on a soggy Friday at Pack Stadium en route to a 48-6 victory over La Joya Juárez-Lincoln to notch their second victory of the season.
The Patriots improved to 2-1 with the triumph over the Huskies, who dropped to 0-3, and is still in search of its first victory of the young season.
While both teams were nursing injuries and battling a steady rain for much of the game, both squads struggled in the early going with Mission Veterans taking a slim 7-0 first-quarter lead with 6:41 remaining on an 8-yard TD run by Patriots quarterback Santos Villarreal.
Despite a few offensive lapses and a few bobbled balls due to the rain, Mission Veterans’ offense opened up in the second quarter and didn’t let up.
Junior John García increased the Patriot lead to 14-0 on a 1-yard TD run with 9:43 left in the second quarter. He followed that up with an 18-yard run a little more than three minutes later to give Mission Veterans a 21-0 lead.

Read more: Mission Veterans overcomes Juárez-Lincoln, stormy weather


Palmview Lobos going for 3-0

20140905 Football PHS-vs-PSJA-Southwest mdlc 003American novelist Norman Mailer once said, “It’s not the sentiments of men which make history, it’s their actions.”

Making history is what the La Joya Palmview Lobos football team will be looking to do tonight at Joe R. Sanchez Stadium in Rio Grande City (RGC). Whether they achieve that goal will come down to their actions on the field as they face off against the RGC Rattlers. Never before in Palmview High School (PHS) history has a Lobos’ varsity football team opened its season with a 3-0 record. With a Week 1 win over Brownsville Lopez and a Week 2 win over Pharr San-Juan Alamo Southwest (PSJASW),  Coach Mage Requenez’s Lobos could also be the first PHS football team ever to win three games in a row.

Immediately after pulling out their come-from-behind victory against PSJASW last Friday  Requenez shared what opening the season with back-to-back wins means.

Read more: Palmview Lobos going for 3-0


Coyotes’ mistakes lead to 59-7 loss

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20140911 Football LaJoya Vela MDThe La Joya Coyotes dropped to 1-2 in non-district play tonight as a result of their 59-7 loss to the Edinburg Vela Sabercats. Turnovers and costly penalties were the Coyotes' downfall as Coach George Espinoza's squad dug themselves into a hole that they could not climb out of.

After Vela scored on their first possession of the game, an Isaiah Calderon return to the Sabercats two yard line on the on the ensuing kickoff went to waste when a missed hand-off between La Joya quarterback Julio Garcia and one of his running backs fell to the ground and was picked up and run back for a 97-yard touchdown by a Vela defender.

Unfortunately for La Joya, that play was a sign of things to come as the only points they'd put on the board all night was a 4-yard run by Calderon late in the second quarter and the point after by Jorge Munoz.

Read more: Coyotes’ mistakes lead to 59-7 loss


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