Eagles-Laredo Nixon Football Game Preview: Fri. Oct. 12, 2018

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Eagles geared to soar over

Laredo Nixon Mustangs

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 12, 2018 with a road trip to Laredo, Texas to battle against the Laredo Nixon Mustangs in a key 7:30 PM District 29-6A gridiron matchup at venerable Shirley Field. The visiting Eagle Pass Eagles will enter this contest sporting an overall season record of 5-1 and a district mark of 1-1. The home standing Laredo Nixon Mustangs will venture in with an overall season mark of 4-2 and a district record of 0-2.

The Laredo Nixon offensive unit will be spearheaded by the stellar starting quarterback JC Ayala #5 a very skilled signal caller who runs and throws quite well and has the ability to read defenses and secondary coverage very well and will certainly need to be contained and pressured. Joining him in the backfield will be running back Joseph Ibarra #12 a very elusive running back who keeps his feet moving and is an excellent receiver out of the backfield, the fullback will be Pablo Tovar #25 a very physical running back that is hard to tackle and is very good lead blocker must be wrapped up at all times. The Mustangs use a trio of wingbacks in the scheme the likes of Jonathan Martinez #5, Austin Garcia #19 and Bernardo Cruz #24 all three of which are good at running with the ball on sweeps and wingback traps. The Mustangs also feature a very physical trio of tight end that they use with Rubisel Valdez #81, Max Marchan #34 and Heriberto Garcia #29.

The men on the Mustangs’ front line that are heavily counted on to unleash the patented and potent ground assault will feature left tackle Gabriel Cardenas #58, left guard Jorge Castaneda # 53, center Oscar Monroy #60, right guard Brian Gutierrez #68 and right tackle #75 Aaron Lopez.

The visiting Eagle Pass Eagles will counter with their potent well balanced offensive scheme featuring their standout quarterback Richie Luna as the trigger man in their ground and aerial assault. Joining him in the backfield will be a pair of hardnosed running backs the likes of Saul Peralez as well as a talented young freshman Jose Hernandez who is also a threat coming out of the backfield as a capable receiver. The Eagles wide receiving corps features a group of sure handed receivers with above average speed in the likes of Oscar Castillon, David Lopez, Jacob Ruiz, Rey Rey Mendoza as well as Isaac Gonzalez who can take it to the house from anywhere out on the field. The Eagles offense will need to step up their game as far as their blocking both on running and pass plays.

But the heart and soul of the team continues to be their outstanding “Land Sharks” defensive crew who last Friday night held the Laredo LBJ Wolves to a miniscule 8 total yards rushing for the entire game. The aggressive defensive front line who game in and game out apply relentless all out pressure from the likes of standout defensive end Moises Rocha, Manny Rodriguez, David Santos as well as Jorge Gonzalez will need to have a big game against the Mustangs. The Eagles solid trio of fast pursuing and hard hitting linebackers the likes of stellar David Kypuros, Jacob Salinas, and Roger Ulloa will certainly be more than ready for the Mustangs predominately running game. The Eagles talented and swift secondary unit featuring Nico Moyeda, Josh Monsivais and Raul Lechler along with the two-sport standouts Eric Heredia and Ryan Chisum will be ready to cover any potential; receiver as well as provide plenty of run support when need be.

Eagle Pass Sports Central wish the mighty Eagle Pass Eagles the very best of luck against the Laredo Nixon Mustangs and invites the Loyal Legion of Eagles faithful as well as the entire community of Eagle Pass, Texas to make the trip to Laredo and support the Eagles this coming Friday night. GO EAGLES! BEAT THE MUSTANGS!