Eagles-Uvalde Football Game Prelim Report: Fri. Aug. 31, 2018

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Eagles primed to claw the

Uvalde Coyotes

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

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The defending District 29-6A co-champion Eagle Pass Eagles varsity football team under the direction of 13th year head football coach Tom Gonzalez will hit the road on Friday, August 31, 2018 when they journey to Uvalde, Texas to kickoff their 2018 Texas High School football season with a 7:30 PM non-district gridiron encounter against the always tough Uvalde Coyotes at the famed Honey Bowl. The Eagles come into this season with their sights set on winning the District 29-6A football crown and venturing deep into the post season.

The home standing Coyotes under the guidance of head football coach R.T. Gonzales return the services of 5 offensive and 3 defensive starters from a Division II bi-district finalist squad that culminated last season with an overall season record of 6-5.

The main offensive weapon for the Coyotes will be their standout sure handed wide receiver D’Andre Carroll (6’ 1” 180 lbs.) who hauled in 26 pass receptions for over 900 yards with 9 TD receptions and was selected the district’s Newcomer of the Year. The other wide out in their passing game is expected to be Donovan Amaya. Donovan Davila will take over the quarterback duties for the Coyotes this season. Standout Eric De La Rosa will anchor the offensive line.

Defensively the Coyotes will be relatively young in experience but they do have Majik De La Garza as the leader of the defensive front line. The Coyotes will fine a very young line backing corps that will be counted on to contribute heavily every single game. In the secondary Chris Embers and Ryan De La Cruz will lead the pass defense for the Coyotes.

The Eagles explosive and high scoring “War Eagle” offense mentored by offensive coordinator Javier Cardenas return the services of their stellar quarterback Richie Luna #10 who last season became only the second ever signal caller in the history of Eagle Pass Eagles varsity football to pass for over 2000 yards in a single season completing 158 out of 257 pass attempts and tossed 18 TD passes. Joining him in the backfield will be Saul Perales #21 who will take over the ball carrying duties in their running scheme. Stellar wide receiver Rey Rey Mendoza #7 will be the main threat in the passing game and the other wide receiver will be Isaac Gonzalez #11 who will alternate with Jacob Ruiz #4 and Allan Rodriguez #17. The Wingback position will see David Lopez #13 and Erik Jimenez #3 sharing those duties with Oscar Castillon $14 as the Slot Back. The all important men on the front line will feature Jose Laguna #71 at center, Ray Galindo #60 at right guard, Jorge Guardado #64 at left guard, Tito Villarreal #70 at right tackle and Alex Martinez #65 at left tackle. The Eagles placekicking duties will be handled by David Lopez #84 and the punting chores will be handled by David Lopez #13.

The famed extremely aggressive, hard hitting and stingy Eagles “Land Sharks” defense under the direction of the very experienced defensive coordinator Roger Olivas have a total of 8 returning starters spearheaded one man wrecking machine Moises Rocha # 44 at anchor end, David Santos #54 at nose tackle, Manny Rodriguez #94 at defensive tackle and Jorge Gonzalez #32 at defensive end. The Eagles famed line backing corps will feature standout David Kypuros #25 as the Sam Linebacker, Jacob Salinas #45 as the Middle Linebacker and stellar Roger Ulloa as the Willie Linebacker with Nico Moyeda #5 alternating as a linebacker as well as a defensive back on certain defensive packages. The Eagles highly touted secondary will be manned by Joshua Monsivais #31 and Raul Lechler #28 at the corners with Ryan Chisum #1 and Eric Heredia #8 as the safeties.

Eagle Pass Sports Central would like to sincerely wish the mighty Eagle Pass Eagles varsity football team the very best of luck against the Uvalde Coyotes as well as throughout the entire season and invite the entire Loyal Legion of Eagle Pass Eagles fans as well as the Community of Eagle Pass, Texas to make the trip to Uvalde this upcoming Friday night and support the mighty Eagle Pass Eagles varsity football squad. GO EAGLES! BEAT THE COYOTES!

Arriba los Eagles!