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Home Local Sports A Sons Dream; A Fathers Pride & Joy: SON vs FATHER!!!

A Sons Dream; A Fathers Pride & Joy: SON vs FATHER!!!

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MAVERICKS look to trample


Father vs. Son

By: Conrado Perez, Jr. – Eagle Pass Sports Central

“Your best and only source for local sports news in Eagle Pass”

The Son...........the Future,          The Father......The Past, the Legacy

Well sports fans here we go, the much anticipated and long awaited inaugural Family Gridiron Feud between the veteran mentor and the young son  will take center stage this coming Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Bill Johnson Student Activity Center located on 5208 Sta. Claudia Lane. The C.C. Winn Mavericks varsity football squad under the direction of first year head football coach Eric Villaseñor journeys to Laredo, Texas to square off and the Laredo LBJ Wolves where the young  Villaseñor will match strategies against none other than his very own father the Wolves head football coach Oki Villaseñor. Villaseñor, the father also happened to have coached Eric Villaseñor during his standout high school football career at Eagle Pass High School.  Both the Mavericks and Wolves will enter this contest seeking their respective first district victory of the season each sporting identical overall season records of 1-6 and district marks of 0-3.


The Villaseñor’s come from a long line of standout athletes beginning with the old  patriarch  Oscar Villaseñor Sr. who was one of the original local sandlot baseball/ and softball legends in Eagle Pass.  LBJ Wolves head Coach Oki Villaseñor was a tremendous four sport standout athlete for Eagle Pass High School and still holds the all-time 400 Meter Dash school and city record in track at his Alma Mater of 48.6 set at the 1968 UIL State Track & Field Meet.  The legacy has continued with Oki’s three sons and two daughters who each have excelled in their own way on the gridiron, baseball diamond, softball field, basketball and volleyball courts throughout South Texas.  Young Mavericks head football coach Eric Villaseñor,  who is the second oldest of Oki’s children was a stellar starting quarterback for Eagle Pass High School leading the Eagles to back to back district football titles in 1994 and 1995 and was also the standout leadoff batter and starting centerfielder for the 1996 Eagle Pass Eagles varsity baseball team who were the fourth and last Eagles high school baseball squad to advance to the UIL State Baseball Tournament.  Mavericks head football coach Eric Villaseñor is now mentoring his own young son to continue the family athletic tradition with the youngster already working on his sprint out and three and five step drop back as well as a changeup and split finger fastball.  This coming Thursday rest assure that the whole entire Villaseñor  family will be in attendance at the Bill Johnson Student Activity Center in Laredo, Texas with half of them wearing Purple & Gold and the other half donning Silver & Black with Grandma Villaseñor probably having the toughest time at the game watching her son matching wits against her very own grandson .

The home standing Laredo LBJ Wolves have been severely decimated by injuries to several key offensive starters and will venture into their matchup against the Mavericks sporting an overall season record of 1-6 and a district mark of 0-3.  But no matter what their season record indicates,  the feisty Wolves always play with pride, heart and determination no matter who their opponent might be.  Leading the Wolves predominately ground oriented offensive attack is young sophomore quarterback Arturo Casso.  Joining Casso in the backfield will be alternating running backs with the likes of Juan Cisneros #34, Tomas Gaytan #11, or Albert Rodriguez #20.  When the Wolves do take to the airway their main targets are Johnathan Lopez #8, Frank Hernandez #14, and Albert Rodriguez #20 and or Gustavo Zavala #85.  The young men manning the trenches include Frank Flores #68 at left tackle, Valentin Palomares #66 at left guard, Fernando Guevara #61 at center, Jesus Vasquez #75 at right guard, and Omar Santos #79 at right tackle with Norman Madrigal #81 as the tight end. Juan Luna #63 handles the placekicking duties for the Wolves.

The Wolves aggressive defensive unit is mentored by former Eagle Pass Eagles assistant coach Randy Bermea who features a 4-3 defensive alignment with Jesse Orta #40 and Hilario Mendoza #52 at the defensive end slots and Rolando Flores #33 and Juan Luna #63 at the defensive tackle positions.  The Wolves defensive crew will feature a trio of quick pursuing linebackers with the likes of Jesus Carrizales #31, David Luna #42, and Andy Gutierrez #44.  The Wolves defensive secondary are mentored by former Eagle Pass Eagles stellar quarterback Peter Juve who will have Freddy Garcia #7, Juan Castillo #25, Miguel Contreras #5 and Martin Aguirre patrolling the secondary.

“The Mavericks are a much improved team from last year.” stated LBJ Wolves head football coach Oki Villaseñor.  “They play with a lot of confidence and are fundamentally sound.  Their coaching staff has done a heck of a job preparing them week in and week out.  Offensively we have to stay focused and establish the line of scrimmage with our ground game and play-action passes.  Defensively we have to control their skills players from big plays and continue to play pressure defense and stay aggressive.”

When Eagle Pass Sports Central asked Wolves head football coach Oki Villaseñor what it will feel like going up against his very own son Mavericks head football coach Eric Villaseñor this coming Thursday?  Coach Oki paused for a few minutes, took a deep breath and stated “WOW! Going up against Eric! GUT-WRENCHING!!  I cannot fathom the idea what I will be feeling.  I try not to think about it/sleepless in Laredo!  It hurts—but at the same time I am a “Proud Papa” seeing him walk the sideline as the HEAD COACH.  He and his staff are doing a great job of preparing their  team every week.  I believe he has created a positive environment which will evolve sooner than later.  It is a talk among the District coaches of the job he and his staff are doing.  I just wish I would have been on the same sideline as one of his assistants.  I am proud of his accomplishment and I LOVE HIM but will be trying to win just as he will too.”

PS—“Eric—Plum St. Special—first play. Don’t say I didn’t tell you so.  Love YOU—Good Luck!”

“The Wolves are a well coached team,” stated C.C. Winn Mavericks head coach Eric Villaseñor.  “They have suffered through some injuries to key players but have found ways to play hard each week and battle through adversity.”

“Offensively we cannot commit turnovers and give them a short field to work from.  We need to execute and sustain drives without any mental lapses.  On defense, we need to eliminate the big play and create turnovers.  Going up against my father is going to be special.  It will be emotional, no doubt.  There will be a lot more butterflies prior to kickoff.  I know he wants a win just like we do too.”

The visiting C.C. Winn Mavericks under the direction of head football coach Eric  Villaseñor have been churning up big yardage between the 30 yard lines but unfortunately lately have been prone to self destruct near the Red Zone with penalties and costly turnovers. Never the less, their four horsemen backfield of Chris Aranda, David Garza, Deion Alonso and quarterback Juan Elizondo are due for a big game.  However, the offensive line and wide receivers must do a better job of blocking to unleashed their patented running game that is averaging 266 yards rushing per game in district play.  The Mavericks offense will have to find success in their play action passing game which will open up their ground game as well as keep their turnovers and penalty yardage to a minimum.

Defensively the Mavericks front seven will have their hands full going up the old wizard Oki Villasenor who always prepares his team very well and will more than likely throw out different formations against the Mavericks in this game along with a few trick plays.  So the Mavericks defense will have to be ready to expect the unexpected via by land or through the airway against the Wolves.

Eagle Pass Sports Central wishes the mighty C.C. Winn Mavericks the very best of luck in your game against the Laredo LBJ Wolves and invites the entire community of Eagle Pass, Texas to make the trip to Laredo on Thursday and support the C.C. Winn Mavericks. GO MAVERICKS! BEAT THE WOLVES!


•Last Updated on ••Thursday•, 05 •December• 2013 14:34••  


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