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The Sports Czar on the New UIL Alignments: TIME TO MAKE HISTORY!

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The Sports Czar

They Say That….but EPSC’s Sports Czar Says….

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February 4, 2014

The Sports Czar on new UIL District

Realignments:

Our High School Sports Programs Now Where They Belong-

TIME TO MAKE HISTORY!!


This year’s UIL district realignment process announced on Monday, February 3rd was significant enough in the history of Eagle Pass high school sports to bring this Sports Czar’s pen back onto the local sports scene.  Finally, the enrollment figures of our two high schools were allowed to speak for themselves.  As a result our sports fans will get the delight of having teams from two different districts competing with our Mavericks and Eagles. 

The new District 29-5A will have C.C. Winn competing with Uvalde, Somerset, Castroville Medina Valley, San Antonio Southside, and Laredo’s Martin, Nixon and Cigarroa.  This eight team district runs from south San Antonio with Southside and Somerset down Highway 90 to Castroville Medina Valley, on to C.C. Winn in Eagle Pass and onto Laredo to complete the district with Martin, Nixon and Cigarroa.

When the 2014 high school football season starts, the Mavericks will begin their new sports life with scrimmages with Pearsall and Del Rio; non-district foes will be Laredo LBJ in Week One (father vs son will continue to be a Villaseñor family tradition), Carrizo Springs in Week Two and EPHS Eagles in Week Three (still a city rivalry but the first non-district encounter for our Eagle Pass teams).  The non-district schedule will be followed by seven tough district encounters.  The Mavericks and Coyotes from Uvalde will renew the legendary football battles of the 1960’s.  The Laredo ISD schools will return to Eagle Pass against Winn; of special and exciting interest will be the meeting of the young football masterminds from the Eagle Pass Coaching Tree-  Eric vs David, Winn vs Martin.  The Mustangs and Toros will only add to the magnificent sports stampede.  Somerset, Medina Valley and San Antonio Southside will close out the new challenges for the Mavericks sports programs.  In the words of Coach Eric Villaseñor “the opportunities are there to succeed in every sport”.

District 29-6A will be a six team district which now truly will be a Rio Grande River affair: The EPHS Eagles along with border rival Del Rio and  Laredo United ISD’s United, United South, Alexander and LBJ.

The new 2014 football season will tentatively have the Eagles start with scrimmages with Martin and Cigarroa; non-district games will be against Killeen Ellison (played in San Antonio) in Week One, followed by Nixon, E.P. Winn, S.A. John Jay and S.A. Southwest.  District foes will be more of the same with Rams-Eagles always a fierce and tough gridiron battle, LBJ another family affair, and United, Alexander and United South true obstacles for the Eagles’ flight for a district championship.  The six team size of the new district will present a dilemma for the Eagles who have scheduled five tough non-district opponents before they even start playing for a district title.  Needless to say that staying healthy and developing extra depth in key positions will be critical. The keys to the Eagles soaring in the now District 29-6A will be to stop the United and Alexander dominance, beat Del Rio and get by LBJ and United South. No matter how one looks at the Eagles for 2014, there is one common denominator: QB Ty Chisum has an opportunity to be the “Eagle Pass Football” version of “Johnny Football”.  If Ty can perform with the “heart” of his grandfather and exceed the skills of his father, then there will be no limit to his potential to lead his Eagles to a district title.

 

As this Czar sees it, the new realignment is full of opportunities for both C.C. Winn and Eagle Pass High School.  The Czar says: How about two district titles?????

 
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