Eagles-Laredo United South Football Game Preview: Fri. Oct. 18, 2019

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Eagles primed to cage

United South Panthers

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

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The Eagle Pass Eagles varsity football team under the guidance of head football coach Tom Gonzalez will hit the road this coming Friday, October 18, 2019 with a trip to Laredo, Texas to battle against the current district co-leading Laredo United South Panthers in a marquee 7:00 PM gridiron matchup at the Laredo United ISD Student Activity Center. The visiting Eagle Pass Eagles will venture into this game sporting and overall season record of 5-2 and a district mark of 2-1 while the home standing Panthers will enter with an overall season mark of 4-3 and a district record of 2-0.

The Panthers under the direction of head coach Joe Coss will come in led by their very talented starting quarterback Efrain Hernandez #12 who has a great arm with above accuracy and is a very good scrambler and also runs very well with the ball. The Panthers featured running back is the very elusive and fast Brian Benavides #22 who knows how to run and use his blockers, in two district games he has rushed for a combined total of 566 yards and is already way over the 1100 yard rushing mark for the season and has tallied total of 20 rushing touchdowns, HE MUST BE CONTAINED! Cause he does give you a 2nd and 3rd effort. The Panthers explosive receiving corps will feature Sebastian Reyna #14 as the X–Receiver who will be their main deep threat, Ruben Garza #2 as their Wingback who hands good hands and runs good routes, Hector Montemayor #13 as their Slot Back a very physical receiver that also blocks very well and the Z-Receiver will be Toby Cisneros #1 their best and most athletic receiver.

The Panthers offensive line will be composed by Anselmo De Leon #74 at left tackle, Daymeonn Vercher #72 at left guard, Miguel Gutierrez #65 at center, Mark Trujillo #73 at right guard and Joseph Amaro #60 at right tackle.

Defensively the Panthers will have William Noble #33 at defensive end, Roger Cardenas#70 at defensive tackle, Renato Pedroza #50 as the other defensive tackle and Hilario Alfaro #35 as the anchor end. Their line backing trio will feature Gustavo Lara #25as the Will linebacker, Jonathon Hernandez #27 as the Bandit linebacker and Israel Rodriguez as the Sam linebacker. The defensive secondary will be patrolled by ion Martinez #6 and Gael Sanchez #34 at the corners with Jorge Rodriguez #7 and Mathew Soto #21 as the safeties.

The Eagles as usual will counter with their well balanced diversified and explosive offense that can be as dangerous through the ground as it is through the airway. Allan Rodriguez who keeps getting better and smarter with every game will be the starting signal caller and is quite a dual threat with his legs as well as with his arm. Joining him in the backfield will be the swift and elusive freshman running back TJ Mares and the power running Isaac Caballero both of whom can tote the pigskin all the way into the promise land from anywhere out on the field on any given play. The Eagles potent aerial attack will feature a bevy of quick footed and sure handed wide receiving corps with the likes of Dakota Kypuros, Carlos Santos, Chris Hiller, Cgc Ritchie, Carlos Lopez and David Lopez. The Eagles vastly improved offensive line that keep getting better every game will need to dominate the line of scrimmage to get their running and passing game going.

Defensively the Eagles famed “Land Sharks” hard hitting, stingy, quick pursuing and aggressive front seven who are one of the toughest units in Region IV Class 6A in defending the run will feature MJ McGehee, Andres Conde, Santa Martinez and Charlie Schuessler battling in the trenches. Their stellar line backing trio of Joe Samaniego, Jacob Salinas, and Saul Peralez who love to be challenged are armed and ready to inflict their punishing tackles while their secondary crew of standout Kristian Barcena, David Lopez, Jose Hernandez and hard hitting Mando De Los Santos are geared to nullify the opponents passing game as well as provide run support when needed.

Eagle Pass Sports Central wishes the mighty Eagles the very best of luck against the Laredo United South Panthers and invite the Loyal Legion of Eagles faithful as well as the community of Eagle Pass, Texas as well as all former Eagle Pass High Scholl alumni living in and around the greater Laredo area to come out to the Laredo United ISD Student Activity Center this coming Friday night and support the Eagles. GO EAGLES! BEAT THE PANTHERS!

District 14-5A Division I District 29-6A

(Season/District) (Season/District)

S.A. HARLAN 6-0 2-0 LAREDO UNITED 5-1 2-0


SW LEGACY 5-2 2-1 EAGLE PASS 5-2 2-1


HARLANDALE 3-3 1-1 DEL RIO 1-5 1-1

C.C. WINN 3-4 1-2 LAREDO NIXON 4-3 0-3

S.A. McCOLLUM 0-7 0-3 LAREDO LBJ 2-5 0-3

This Week’s Schedule This Week’s Schedule

Thursday, October 17, 2019 Thursday, October 17, 2019

Harlandale @ SW Legacy Laredo United @ Laredo LBJ

Friday, October 18, 2019 Friday, September 20, 2019

S.A. Harlan @ C.C. Winn Eagle Pass @ United South

McCollum @ Southwest Del Rio @ Laredo Nixon

Laredo Martin is Open Laredo Alexander is Open