MULTIPLE SPORTS: Lock, new coaches tackle challenges at Southside

Ex-Gonzales football coach puts his stamp on Cardinals programs

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New Southside football coach Ricky Lock likes the challenge of rebuilding programs. His influence, though, may also extend to other Cardinals teams in need of a boost.

Lock, who also serves as Southside’s athletic director, has hired baseball coach Larry Wuthrich, girls basketball coach Jessica Macias-Cardenas and softball coach Amy Behlen since the end of the 2013-14 school year. The girls basketball team was the only squad in the four sports that qualified for the postseason last year.

“I think it’s a great opportunity coming in,” Lock said. “I like building programs. I think Southside has been in the playoffs four times in school history, to my knowledge, and I don’t think they’ve won a playoff game.

“With the economic growth and the companies coming in on the south side, I think it’s an excellent opportunity. We’ll have new facilities with Field Turf being installed on the football field and an indoor facility being built that all sports will be able to benefit from.”

The Cardinals most recently qualified for the playoffs in 2010 and 2011 under Lock’s predecessor, Paul Haberer. Southside finished 1-9 overall and 1-6 in for eighth place in eight-team District 29-4A last year. It will compete in District 29-5A for the next two years.

Lock, who has a 120-76 overall record in 18 seasons, comes to the Cardinals after five seasons at Gonzales. He took the Apaches to five playoff appearances. They reached the Class 3A state quarterfinals twice. Including last season when they fashioned a 9-5 record.

“We’re in a district I feel we can compete in,” said Lock, who had a 43-16 record and made the playoffs three times at Gonzales.

“The kids we have here are good kids. They are really respectful and have a good work ethic. I’ve been pretty pleased so far.”

Baseball

Southside also has yet to win its first postseason game in baseball, having made the playoffs for just the second time in 2011 under Fernando Garcia. In the recently completed season, Southside finished 4-20 overall record and eighth in 29-4A with a 1-13 record.

Wuthrich, who’ll coach the receivers during football season, has worked with Lock at both Elgin and Gonzales. He coached at Gonzales the last four years, following two years at Gainesville and four at Elgin.

“There was a change of philosophy and leadership in Gonzales,” Wuthrich said. “When the opportunity came to follow (Lock) to Southside, it was a no-brainer.

“I came to visit Southside twice and now we’re having a strength and conditioning camp. I like what I’ve seen. The boys are working hard for Coach Lock, and there’s no substitute for hard work.”

Softball

The softball team has made seven playoff appearances, with its last foray being in 2012 under Behlen’s predecessor Mike Alfaro. The new coach comes from a program that is used to advancing to the postseason. Behlen has been an assistant to Bryan Waller and Megan McCutcheon at East Central, which has a four-year postseason streak.

The Hornets have advanced to the area round each of the last two years. Behlen, who has built the Adrenaline club program, hopes to achieve that type of success at Southside. The Cardinals finished 5-21 overall record and 2-12 for seventh in 29-4A last year.

“East Central was kind of struggling when I first got there,” said Behlen, who coached seven years at the school. “It was a blessing to see it get to where it is. I plan to do the same thing at Southside. We may not get there the first year, or first couple of years, but we’ll get there eventually.

“I want to see Southside up there with East Central, O’Connor and Johnson – in the city’s top 10 rankings.”

Girls basketball

Girls basketball has been one of the school’s most successful programs, reaching the playoffs seven times. Macias-Cardenas was chosen to replace Dolores Sulaica, whose teams qualified twice during her five seasons at Southside.

The Cardinals finished with an 18-14 overall record and 10-4 mark for third in 29-4A. Sulaica will coach at Poteet.

Macias-Cardenas was the top assistant at South San, under longtime Bobcats coach Lucy Sanchez.

“She does a great job,” Lock said. “She has an extensive background in basketball and tremendous knowledge of the sport. We’re very excited to have her at Southside.”

MORE TO COME

BASEBALL: New Brack coach followed dream, waited turn

Eagles assistant Adams promoted to replace Garza

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Bryan Adams’ 10-year quest for a head coaching job was rewarded recently with his promotion to the top of the ladder at Brackenridge.

A decade ago, Adams made the career leap from sportswriter and copy editor to teaching and coaching. He started out as a volunteer assistant at Boerne. Three years later, Adams joined the Brackenridge staff and completed his apprenticeship under three coaches before opportunity knocked.

“When Coach (Mike) Garza was up for the job Iast year, I applied for it,” Adams said. “They told me that Coach Garza had more head coaching experience. I had no hard feelings. I wanted to stay on as an assistant.”

Garza, who had coached previously at Pearsall and La Joya, coached the Eagles during the 2014 season. When he departed after the season, Adams’ patience and persistence was served.

“They interviewed a lot of people for (the job), but I knew I’d still be an assistant if I didn’t get hired,” Adams said. “Having been at Brack for seven years, I won’t be starting from scratch. I’ve watched people come and go. It’s really great to get this chance.”

Before Garza, Adams was an assistant under Ruben Lozano and Lupe Vasquez Jr.

“He grew up as a baseball guy and has done a lot of work,” Brackenridge athletic coordinator and football coach Willie Hall said. “He worked with the three coaches ahead of him. He’s grown as a coach. I think this is going to be a great opportunity for him at this time”

Adams played baseball at MacArthur High School and made the team at Texas Tech as a non-scholarship player. The pitcher eventually transferred to a junior college, but his playing career ended due to a rotator cuff injury. Although he finished at Tech, he graduated as a journalism major.

He worked at the Lubbock Avalanche Journal and Kerrville Daily Times, where he served as sports editor. Adams’ newspaper stint ended at the Express-News, where he was both a writer and copy editor. He teaches British literature and newspaper journalism at Brackenridge.

Adams, who also has coached in the McAllister Park Little League program, was volunteer an assistant to Boerne coach Chuck Foster, whose team had won the Class 4A state championship the previous season. A chance meeting with Hall led to the assistant job at Brackenridge.

“It’s been a long time comng,” Adams said. “When made the decision 10 years ago to be a coach, I didn’t have a coaching background. In a way, I was starting out with my career. I’m glad Brackenridge gave me the opportunity.”

The Eagles (14-10) qualified for the bi-district playoffs last year after finishing second in District 28-4A with a 10-2 record. The Eagles’ only district losses were to first-place Brennan. Clemens swept them in a best-of-three bi-district series.

“It should minimize changes structure-wise,” Hall said. “The system will be pretty much the same as last year. That team was pretty competitive. They finished second in the district and they played well.”

Brackenridge hasn’t advanced in the playoffs since 1994, when the Eagles reached the regional semifinals. They have qualified for the playoffs eight of the last nine seasons.

“We’ve had a lot of success, but I want to take us to the next level,” Adams said, “past the first round. In 2008, we went 12-0 in district. That year, only three teams made the playoffs, so we got a first-round bye, but then we lost to Vista Ridge.”

The Eagles had some significant graduation losses, but return a good share of talent.

The losses include Brack’s entire starting outfield and one of its top pitchers, Mario Roldan (who also started in left field). Roldan, center fielder Jongregory Gonzales, catcher Tristen Cortinas and first baseman Matt de los Santos all had batting averages of .286 or higher. Their absence will leave some holes in the offense.

“We’ll have a whole reclamation project to do in the outfield,” Adams said, “but we’ll be pretty deep in pitching.”

Ace pitcher Robert Rangel will return for his senior year. Rangel was a first-team all-district pick with an 8-3 record and 3.01 ERA. Standout junior shortstop Brayan Guerrero, who batted .414, also should help out on the mound. Third baseman Johan Parra and second baseman Austin Lozano also are returning starters.

Senior twins Jeremiah and Robert Gonzalez, senior Dylan Cardenas and sophomore Jonathan Lucas also should be key contributors.

“I’m encouraged by their talent and potential,” Adams said. “Hopefully, this will be their year to shine. They’ve been working two years for the opportunity. I know they have it in them.”

Adams is anxious to implement the training techniques he learned from former Texas Ranger Tom House, who’s heralded as a pitching guru. Offensively, he plans to focus on intelligent but aggressive plate appearances and small ball, including stealing bases when the odds favor it.

“We’ve hardly had any batting practice with live pitching the last six years,” Adams said. “I think it makes it more competitive when it’s Eagles versus Eagles. I want our pitchers to go out there and throw strikes against their teammates.”

FOOTBALL: Week-by-week master schedule (Aug. 28-Nov. 8)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

INFORMATION: This is a 2014 master schedule for all of our area teams and their district rivals. Opponents, dates, times, locations on this unofficial schedule are subject to change. Games classified as non-district (out of area) involve district rivals of our area teams.

 

WEEK 1 SCHEDULE

(Aug. 28-30)

Thursday’s games

Non-district

Central Catholic (0-0) vs. Lanier (0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

Devine (0-0) vs. Harlandale (0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

Non-district (out of area)

Corpus Christi Carroll (0-0) vs. Corpus Christi Miller (0-0) at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7 p.m.

Laredo Nixon (0-0) vs. Laredo United South (0-0) at Johnson Student Activity Center, Laredo, 7 p.m.

Friday’s games

Non-district

Brooks Academy (0-0) vs. Leakey (0-0) at Butch Wools Stadium, D’Hanis, 7:30 p.m.

Burbank (0-0) at Southside (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Carrizo Springs (0-0) vs. Memorial (0-0) at Edgewood Veterans Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Holmes (0-0) at South San (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Jay (0-0) vs. Brackenridge (0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Jefferson (0-0) at Antonian (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Kennedy (0-0) vs. Victoria East (0-0) at Victoria Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Pleasanton (0-0) vs. Edison (0-0) at SAISD Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Sam Houston (0-0) at Bandera (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

San Marcos (0-0) at East Central (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Uvalde (0-0) vs. McCollum (0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Victoria West (0-0) at Southwest (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Non-district (out of area)

Austin Reagan (0-0) at Lockhart (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Austin Regents (0-0) at Waco Reicher (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Austin St. Dominic Savio (0-0) at Cornerstone Christian (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Austin St. Michael’s (0-0) at Lago Vista (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Banquete (0-0) at Mathis (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Cedar Park Vista Ridge (0-0) vs. Seguin (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi Flour Bluff (0-0) vs. Corpus Christi King (0-0) at Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

Eagle Pass Winn (0-0) vs. Laredo Johnson (0-0) at Johnson Student Activity Center, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

Hallettsville (0-0) at West Columbia (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Hays (0-0) vs. Boerne Champion (0-0) at Boerne ISD Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Laredo Martin (0-0) vs. Corpus Christi Ray (0-0) at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

Medina Valley (0-0) at Navarro (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

New Braunfels (0-0) at Alamo Heights (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Raymondville (0-0) at Brownsville St. Joseph (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

St. Anthony (0-0) at TMI (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

San Diego (0-0) at George West, 7:30 p.m.

Skidmore-Tynan (0-0) at Corpus Christi John Paul II (0-0), 7 p.m.

Somerset (0-0) at Port Lavaca Calhoun (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Victoria St. Joseph (0-0) at Goliad (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Zapata (0-0) vs. Laredo Cigarroa (0-0) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s games

Non-district

Floresville (0-0) vs. Highlands (0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

San Antonio Christian (0-0) vs. Holy Cross (0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

Non-district (out of area)

Kerrville Tivy (0-0) vs. Big Spring (0-0) at San Angelo Stadium, 6 p.m.

WEEK 2 SCHEDULE

(Sept. 4-6)

Thursday’s games

Non-district (out of area)

Boerne Champion (0-0) vs. Stevens (0-0) at Gustafson Stadium, 7 p.m.

Laredo Alexander (0-0) vs. Laredo Martin (0-0) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7 p.m.

Lockhart (0-0) at Austin Crockett (0-0), 7 p.m.

San Marcos (0-0) vs. Victoria East (0-0) at Victoria Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

Friday’s games

Non-district

Brackenridge (0-0) at Devine (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Brooks Academy (0-0) vs. Hawkins (0-0) at Wheatley Heights Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Burbank (0-0) vs. Kennedy (0-0) at Edgewood Veterans Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Central Catholic (0-0) vs. South San (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

East Central (0-0) at New Braunfels Canyon (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Edison (0-0) at Floresville (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Harlandale (0-0) at Somerset (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Highlands (0-0) at Uvalde (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Lanier (0-0) at Pleasanton (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Lee (0-0) vs. Jefferson (0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

McCollum (0-0) vs. Victoria West (0-0) at Victoria Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Memorial (0-0) at Pearsall (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Sam Houston (0-0) at Southside (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Taft (0-0) at Southwest (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Non-district (out of area)

Alamo Heights (0-0) vs. O’Connor (0-0) at Farris Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Austin St. Michael’s (0-0) at Austin Hyde Park Baptist (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Austin St. Stephen’s (0-0) at Austin Regents (0-0), 7 p.m.

Brownsville St. Joseph (0-0) at Lyford (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Cornerstone Christian (0-0) at San Antonio Christian (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi Calallen (0-0) at Kerrville Tivy (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi Carroll (0-0) at Gregory-Portland (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi John Paul II (0-0) at Agua Dulce (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi Moody (0-0) vs. Corpus Christi King (0-0) at Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi Ray (0-0) vs. Corpus Christi Miller (0-0) at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

Eagle Pass (0-0) vs. Laredo Nixon (0-0) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

Eagle Pass Winn (0-0) at Carrizo Springs (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

George West (0-0) at Freer (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Goliad (0-0) at Odem (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Hallettsville (0-0) at Yoakum (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Mathis (0-0) at Refugio (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Medina Valley (0-0) at Boerne (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

St. Anthony (0-0) at Cole (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Seguin (0-0) at New Braunfels, 7:30 p.m.

TMI (0-0) at Center Point (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Victoria St. Joseph (0-0) at Shiner (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s games

Non-district

Antonian (0-0) vs. Holy Cross (0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Non-district (out of area)

Roma (0-0) vs. Laredo Cigarroa (0-0) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7 p.m.

WEEK 3 SCHEDULE

(Sept. 11-13)

Thursday’s games

Non-district

Austin Eastside Memorial (0-0) vs. Holy Cross (0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

Non-district (out of area)

Corpus Christi King (0-0) vs. Weslaco (0-0) at Bobby Lackey Stadium, Weslaco, 7 p.m.

Friday’s games

District 27-5A

Boerne Champion (0-0, 0-0) vs. Memorial (0-0, 0-0) at Edgewood Veterans Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Kennedy (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Heights (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Kerrville Tivy (0-0, 0-0) at Floresville (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Lockhart (0-0, 0-0) at Seguin (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

District 28-5A

Burbank (0-0, 0-0) vs. Sam Houston (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Jefferson (0-0, 0-0) vs. Harlandale (0-0, 0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

McCollum (0-0, 0-0) vs. Lanier (0-0, 0-0) at SAISD Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Non-district

Brooks Academy (0-0) at Cornerstone Christian (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

East Central (0-0) at Smithson Valley (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

South San (0-0) vs. MacArthur (0-0) at Comalander Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Southside (0-0) at Austin Travis (0-0) at House Park Stadium, Austin, 7:30 p.m.

Non-district (out of area)

Austin Regents (0-0) at Austin St. Andrew’s (0-0), 7 p.m.

Austin St. Michael’s (0-0) at Houston Christian (0-0), 7 p.m.

Brownsville St. Joseph (0-0) at La Villa (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi John Paul II (0-0) vs. Schertz John Paul II (0-0) at Robert Lehnhoff Stadium, Schertz, 7 p.m.

Corpus Christi Ray (0-0) vs. Sharyland Pioneer (0-0) at Sharyland Rattler Stadium, Mission, 7:30 p.m.

Eagle Pass (0-0) vs. Eagle Pass Winn (0-0) at Cozel Foster Veterans Memorial Stadium, Eagle Pass, 7:30 p.m.

Hondo (0-0) at Medina Valley (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Laredo Cigarroa (0-0) at Pharr Valley View (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Laredo Nixon (0-0) vs. Laredo Alexander (0-0) at Johnson Student Activity Center, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

Laredo United South (0-0) vs. Laredo Martin (0-0) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

Odem (0-0) at George West (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Port Lavaca Calhoun (0-0) vs. Corpus Christi Carroll (0-0) at Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

Poteet (0-0) at Mathis (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

St. Anthony (0-0) at Austin Hyde Park Baptist (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

St. Mary’s Hall (0-0) at TMI (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

San Antonio Christian (0-0) at Bandera (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Shiner (0-0) at Goliad (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Somerset (0-0) at Wimberley (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Taylor (0-0) at Hallettsville (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Uvalde (0-0) at Roma (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Weimar (0-0) at Victoria St. Joseph (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s games

District 28-5A

Brackenridge (0-0, 0-0) vs. Edison (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

Non-district

Central Catholic (0-0) vs. Holmes (0-0) at Gustafson Stadium, 7 p.m.

Southwest (0-0) vs. Lee (0-0) at Heroes Stadium, 7 p.m.

WEEK 4 SCHEDULE

(Sept. 18-20)

Thursday’s games

District 28-5A

Lanier (0-0, 0-0) vs. Jefferson (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

Non-district (out of area)

Corpus Christi Ray (0-0) vs. Laredo United South (0-0) at Johnson Student Activity Center, Laredo, 7 p.m.

Friday’s games

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights (0-0, 0-0) vs. Boerne Champion (0-0, 0-0) at Boerne ISD Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Floresville (0-0, 0-0) vs. Kennedy (0-0, 0-0) at Edgewood Veterans Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Memorial (0-0, 0-0) at Lockhart (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Seguin (0-0, 0-0) at San Marcos (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

District 28-5A

Edison (0-0, 0-0) vs. Highlands (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Sam Houston (0-0, 0-0) vs. McCollum (0-0, 0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Non-district

Brooks Academy (0-0) at St. Mary’s Hall (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Devine (0-0) at Central Catholic (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Holy Cross (0-0) at Hondo (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Lee (0-0) at South San (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Reagan (0-0) at East Central (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Southwest (0-0) at Del Rio, 7:30 p.m.

Non-district (out of area)

Antonian (0-0) at Boerne (0-0) at Boerne ISD Stadium, Boerne, 7:30 p.m.

Austin Hyde Park Baptist (0-0) at Rogers (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Blanco (0-0) at San Antonio Christian (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Cornerstone Christian (0-0) at San Marcos Baptist Academy (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi Carroll (0-0) at McAllen (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

George West (0-0) at Falfurrias (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Goliad (0-0 at Ganado (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Hallettsville (0-0) at Edna (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Mathis (0-0) at Lyford (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Navarro (0-0) at Austin St. Michael’s (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Pharr Oratory (0-0) at Brownsville St. Joseph (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Rio Grande City (0-0) vs. Corpus Christi King (0-0) at Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

Riviera Kauffer (0-0) at Corpus Christi John Paul II (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

TMI (0-0) at Cole (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Victoria St. Joseph (0-0) at Austin St. Stephen’s (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s games

District 28-5A

Harlandale (0-0, 0-0) vs. Brackenridge (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

Non-district (out of area)

Marble Falls Faith Academy (0-0) vs. St. Anthony (0-0) at Benson Stadium, University of the Incarnate Word, noon

WEEK 5 SCHEDULE

(Sept. 25-27)

Thursday’s games

Non-district

Southwest (0-0) vs. Eagle Pass (0-0) at Cozel Foster Veterans Memorial Stadium, Eagle Pass, 7 p.m.

Non-district (out of area)

Laredo Johnson (0-0) vs. Corpus Christi Ray (0-0) at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

Laredo United South (0-0) vs. Corpus Christi King (0-0) at Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7 p.m.

Friday’s games

District 27-5A

Boerne Champion (0-0, 0-0) at Floresville (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Kennedy (0-0, 0-0) at Kerrville Tivy (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Lockhart (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Heights (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

San Marcos (0-0, 0-0) vs. Memorial (0-0, 0-0) at Edgewood Veterans Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

District 28-5A

Brackenridge (0-0, 0-0) vs. Lanier (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

McCollum (0-0, 0-0) vs. Burbank (0-0, 0-0) at SAISD Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Highlands (0-0, 0-0) vs. Harlandale (0-0, 0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

District 29-5A

Laredo Martin (0-0, 0-0) at Uvalde (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Medina Valley (0-0, 0-0) vs. Laredo Cigarroa (0-0, 0-0) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

Southside (0-0, 0-0) vs. Eagle Pass Winn (0-0, 0-0) at Cozel Foster Veterans Memorial Stadium, Eagle Pass, 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS II-3

Corpus Christi John Paul II (0-0, 0-0) at Victoria St. Joseph (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

TMI (0-0, 0-0) at Austin Hyde Park Baptist (0-0, 0-0), 7 p.m.

Non-district

Central Catholic (0-0) at Jourdanton (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Cole (0-0) vs. Brooks Academy (0-0) at Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 7:30 p.m.

East Central (0-0) at Del Rio (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

South San (0-0) at Antonian (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Non-district (out of area)

Brownsville St. Joseph (0-0) at Port Isabel (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Goliad (0-0) at Vanderbilt Industrial (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Hebbronville (0-0) at George West (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Houston Second Baptist (0-0) at Austin Regents (0-0), 7 p.m.

Laredo United (0-0) vs. Corpus Christi Carroll (0-0) at Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

Luling (0-0) at Hallettsville (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Stockdale (0-0) at Mathis (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Wimberley (0-0) at Austin St. Michael’s (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s games

District 28-5A

Jefferson (0-0, 0-0) vs. Sam Houston (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

District 29-5A

Somerset (0-0, 0-0) vs. Laredo Nixon (0-0, 0-0) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7 p.m.

TAPPS II-3

Cornerstone Christian (0-0, 0-0) vs. Holy Cross (0-0, 0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

Non-district (out of area)

Austin St. Stephen’s (0-0) at St. Anthony (0-0), noon

WEEK 6 SCHEDULE

(Oct. 2-4)

Thursday’s games

District 28-5A

Lanier (0-0, 0-0) vs. Highlands (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

Friday’s games

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights (0-0, 0-0) at San Marcos (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Floresville (0-0, 0-0) at Lockhart (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Kerrville Tivy (0-0, 0-0) vs. Boerne Champion (0-0, 0-0) at Boerne ISD Stadium, Boerne, 7:30 p.m.

Memorial (0-0, 0-0) at Seguin (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

District 28-5A

Harlandale (0-0, 0-0) vs. Edison (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Sam Houston (0-0, 0-0) vs. Brackenridge (0-0, 0-0) at SAISD Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn (0-0, 0-0) at Medina Valley (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Laredo Martin (0-0, 0-0) at Somerset (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Laredo Nixon (0-0, 0-0) at Southside (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Uvalde (0-0, 0-0) vs. Laredo Cigarroa (0-0, 0-0) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS II-3

Corpus Christi John Paul II (0-0, 0-0) at Cornerstone Christian (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Holy Cross (0-0, 0-0) at TMI (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Victoria St. Joseph (0-0, 0-0) at Austin Regents (0-0, 0-0), 7 p.m.

Non-district

Brooks Academy (0-0, 0-0) at Cotulla (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Non-district (out of area)

Columbus (0-0) at Hallettsville (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

George West (0-0) at Falls City (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Mathis (0-0) at Freer (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Pleasanton (0-0) at San Antonio Christian (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Tidehaven (0-0) at Goliad (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s games

District 28-5A

Burbank (0-0, 0-0) vs. Jefferson (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

WEEK 7 SCHEDULE

(Oct. 9-11)

Thursday’s games

District 28-5A

Highlands (0-0, 0-0) vs. Sam Houston (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

Friday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll (0-0, 0-0) at East Central (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi King (0-0, 0-0) at Southwest (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

South San (0-0, 0-0) at Corpus Christi Ray (0-0, 0-0) at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

District 27-5A

Boerne Champion (0-0, 0-0) vs. Kennedy (0-0, 0-0) at Edgewood Veterans Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Lockhart (0-0, 0-0) at Kerrville Tivy (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

San Marcos (0-0, 0-0) at Floresville (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Seguin (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Heights (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

District 28-5A

Brackenridge (0-0, 0-0) vs. Burbank (0-0, 0-0) at SAISD Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Edison (0-0, 0-0) vs. Lanier (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Jefferson (0-0, 0-0) vs. McCollum (0-0, 0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

District 29-5A

Laredo Cigarroa (0-0, 0-0) vs. Laredo Martin (0-0, 0-0) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

Lared Nixon (0-0, 0-0) at Medina Valley (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Southside (0-0, 0-0) at Somerset (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Uvalde (0-0, 0-0) vs. Eagle Pass Winn (0-0, 0-0) at Cozel Foster Veterans Memorial Stadium, Eagle Pass, 7:30 p.m.

District 15-3A

George West (0-0, 0-0) vs. Brooks Academy (0-0, 0-0) at Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 7:30 p.m.

Hallettsville (0-0, 0-0) at Goliad (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS I-2

Antonian (0-0, 0-0) at Austin St. Michael’s (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

St. Anthony (0-0, 0-0) at Central Catholic (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

San Antonio Christian (0-0, 0-0) at Brownsville St. Joseph (0-0, 0-0), 7 p.m.

TAPPS II-3

Austin Hyde Park Baptist (0-0, 0-0) at Austin Regents (0-0, 0-0), 7 p.m.

TMI (0-0, 0-0) at Corpus Christi John Paul II (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Victoria St. Joseph (0-0, 0-0) at Cornerstone Christian (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

WEEK 8 SCHEDULE

(Oct. 16-18)

Thursday’s games

District 28-5A

McCollum (0-0, 0-0) vs. Brackenridge (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

Friday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll (0-0, 0-0) vs. Corpus Christi Ray (0-0, 0-0) at Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi King (0-0, 0-0) at South San (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Southwest (0-0, 0-0) at East Central (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights (0-0, 0-0) vs. Memorial (0-0, 0-0) at Edgewood Veterans Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Floresville (0-0, 0-0) at Seguin (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Kennedy (0-0, 0-0) at Lockhart (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Kerrville Tivy (0-0, 0-0) at San Marcos (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

District 28-5A

Burbank (0-0, 0-0) vs. Highlands (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Sam Houston (0-0, 0-0) vs. Edison (0-0, 0-0) at SAISD Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Lanier (0-0, 0-0) vs. Harlandale (0-0, 0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

District 29-5A

Laredo Nixon (0-0, 0-0) at Uvalde (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Somerset (0-0, 0-0) at Medina Valley (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Southside (0-0, 0-0) vs. Laredo Martin (0-0, 0-0) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

District 15-3A

Brooks Academy (0-0, 0-0) at Hallettsville (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Goliad (0-0, 0-0) at Mathis (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS I-2

Austin St. Michael’s (0-0, 0-0) at San Antonio Christian (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Central Catholic (0-0, 0-0) at Antonian (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

St. Anthony (0-0, 0-0) at Brownsville St. Joseph (0-0, 0-0), 7 p.m.

TAPPS II-3

Austin Regents (0-0, 0-0) at Corpus Christi John Paul II (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Cornerstone Christian (0-0, 0-0) at Austin Hyde Park Baptist (0-0, 0-0), 7 p.m.

Holy Cross (0-0, 0-0) at Victoria St. Joseph (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s games

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn (0-0, 0-0) vs. Laredo Cigarroa (0-0, 0-0) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7 p.m.

WEEK 9 SCHEDULE

(Oct. 23-25)

Thursday’s games

District 28-6A

East Central (0-0, 0-0) vs. Corpus Christi Ray (0-0, 0-0) at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7 p.m.

Friday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll (0-0, 0-0) at Corpus Christi King (0-0, 0-0) at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

South San (0-0, 0-0) at Southwest (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

District 27-5A

Lockhart (0-0, 0-0) vs. Boerne Champion (0-0, 0-0) at Boerne ISD Stadium, Boerne, 7:30 p.m.

Memorial (0-0, 0-0) at Floresville (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

San Marcos (0-0, 0-0) vs. Kennedy (0-0, 0-0) at Edgewood Veterans Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Seguin (0-0, 0-0) at Kerrville Tivy (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

District 28-5A

Edison (0-0, 0-0) vs. Burbank (0-0, 0-0) at SAISD Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Harlandale (0-0, 0-0) vs. Sam Houston (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Highlands (0-0, 0-0) vs. McCollum (0-0, 0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

District 29-5A

Laredo Cigarroa (0-0, 0-0) vs. Laredo Nixon at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

Laredo Martin (0-0, 0-0) vs. Eagle Pass Winn (0-0, 0-0) at Cozel Foster Veterans Memorial Stadium, Eagle Pass, 7:30 p.m.

Medina Valley (0-0, 0-0) at Southside (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Uvalde (0-0, 0-0) at Somerset (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

District 15-3A

Hallettsville (0-0, 0-0) at George West (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Mathis (0-0, 0-0) vs. Brooks Academy (0-0, 0-0) at Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS I-2

Brownsville St. Joseph (0-0, 0-0) at Austin St. Michael’s (0-0, 0-0), 7 p.m.

San Antonio Christian (0-0, 0-0) at Central Catholic (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS II-3

Austin Regents (0-0, 0-0) at TMI (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Victoria St. Joseph (0-0, 0-0) at Austin Hyde Park Baptist (0-0, 0-0), 7 p.m.

Saturday’s games

District 28-5A

Brackenridge (0-0, 0-0) vs. Jefferson (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

TAPPS I-2

Antonian (0-0, 0-0) at St. Anthony (0-0, 0-0), 2 p.m.

TAPPS II-3

Corpus Christi John Paul II (0-0, 0-0) vs. Holy Cross (0-0, 0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

WEEK 10 SCHEDULE

(Oct. 30-Nov. 1)

Thursday’s games

District 28-6A

Southwest (0-0, 0-0) vs. Corpus Christi Ray (0-0, 0-0) at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7 p.m.

Friday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll (0-0, 0-0) at East Central (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

South San (0-0, 0-0) vs. Corpus Christi Carroll (0-0, 0-0) at Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

District 27-5A

Boerne Champion (0-0, 0-0) at San Marcos (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Floresville (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Heights (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Kennedy (0-0, 0-0) at Seguin (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Kerrville Tivy (0-0, 0-0) vs. Memorial (0-0, 0-0) at Edgewood Veterans Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

District 28-5A

Burbank (0-0, 0-0) vs. Harlandale (0-0, 0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Jefferson (0-0, 0-0) vs. Highlands (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Sam Houston (0-0, 0-0) vs. Lanier (0-0, 0-0) at SAISD Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

District 29-5A

Laredo Nixon (0-0, 0-0) vs. Eagle Pass Winn (0-0, 0-0) at Cozel Foster Veterans Memorial Stadium, Eagle Pass, 7:30 p.m.

Somerset (0-0, 0-0) vs. Laredo Cigarroa (0-0, 0-0) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

Southside (0-0, 0-0) at Uvalde (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

District 15-3A

Brooks Academy (0-0, 0-0) at Goliad (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

George West (0-0, 0-0) at Mathis (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS I-2

Antonian (0-0, 0-0) at San Antonio Christian (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Central Catholic (0-0, 0-0) at Brownsville St. Joseph (0-0, 0-0), 7 p.m.

St. Anthony (0-0, 0-0) at Austin St. Michael’s (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS II-3

Austin Hyde Park Baptist (0-0, 0-0) at Corpus Christi John Paul II (0-0, 0-0). 7 p.m.

Cornerstone Christian (0-0, 0-0) at TMI (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Holy Cross (0-0, 0-0) at Austin Regents (0-0, 0-0), 7 p.m.

Saturday’s games

District 28-5A

McCollum (0-0, 0-0) vs. Edison (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

District 29-5A

Medina Valley (0-0, 0-0) vs. Laredo Martin (0-0, 0-0) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

WEEK 11 SCHEDULE

(Nov. 6-8)

Thursday’s games

District 28-5A

Highlands (0-0, 0-0) vs. Brackenridge (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

Friday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll (0-0, 0-0) at Southwest (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi Ray (0-0, 0-0) vs. Corpus Christi King (0-0, 0-0) at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

East Central (0-0, 0-0) at South San (0-0, 0-0), 7 p.m.

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights (0-0, 0-0) at Kerrville Tivy (0-0, 0-0), 7:25 p.m.

Kennedy (0-0, 0-0) vs. Memorial (0-0, 0-0) at Edgewood Veterans Stadium, 7:30 p.m. (Salsa Bowl)

San Marcos (0-0, 0-0) at Lockhart (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Seguin (0-0, 0-0) vs. Boerne Champion (0-0, 0-0) at Boerne ISD Stadium, Boerne, 7:30 p.m.

District 28-5A

Harlandale (0-0, 0-0) vs. McCollum (0-0, 0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m. (Frontier Bowl)

Jefferson (0-0, 0-0) vs. Edison (0-0, 0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7:30 p.m. (Tommy Bowl)

Lanier (0-0, 0-0) vs. Burbank (0-0, 0-0) at SAISD Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn (0-0, 0-0) at Somerset (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Laredo Cigarroa (0-0, 0-0) at Southside (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Uvalde (0-0, 0-0) at Medina Valley (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

District 15-3A

Goliad (0-0) at George West (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Mathis (0-0) at Hallettsville (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS I-2

Austin St. Michael’s (0-0, 0-0) at Central Catholic (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

TAPPS II-3

Austin Regents (0-0, 0-0) at Cornerstone Christian (0-0, 0-0), 7:30 p.m.

TMI (0-0, 0-0) at Victoria St. Joseph (0-0, 0-0), 7 p.m.

Saturday’s games

District 29-5A

Laredo Martin (0-0, 0-0) vs. Laredo Nixon (0-0, 0-0) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7 p.m.

TAPPS I-2

Brownsville St. Joseph (0-0, 0-0) at Antonian (0-0, 0-0), 3 p.m.

San Antonio Christian (0-0, 0-0) at St. Anthony (0-0, 0-0), 2 p.m.

TAPPS II-3

Austin Hyde Park Baptist (0-0, 0-0) vs. Holy Cross (0-0, 0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

FOOTBALL: Complete schedules (area teams & district rivals)

2014 GAME-BY-GAME

FOOTBALL SCHEDULES

NOTE: Dates, times and locations are unofficial and can be subject to change

Area teams are in boldface within schedules and their schedules are under green headings

* – district game

 

DISTRICT 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll

Date Opponent Time

Thur, Aug. 28 – b-at Corpus Christi Miller – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Gregory-Portland – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – a-Port Lavaca Calhoun – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – at McAllen – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – a-Laredo United – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-at East Central – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *a-Corpus Christi Ray – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *b-at Corpus Christi King – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *a-South San – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-at Southwest – 7:30 p.m.

a – at Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi

b – at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi King

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – a-Corpus Christi Flour Bluff – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – a-Corpus Christi Moody – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Sept. 11 – w-at Weslaco – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – a-Rio Grande City – 7:30 p.m.

Thur, Sept. 25 – a-Laredo United South – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-at Southwest – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-at South San – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *b-Corpus Christi Carroll – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-at East Central – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *b-Corpus Christi Ray – 7:30 p.m.

a – at Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi

b – at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi

w – at Bobby Lackey Stadium, Weslaco

Corpus Christi Ray

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – b-Laredo Martin – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – b-Corpus Christi Miller – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – s-at Sharyland Pioneer – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Sept. 18 – l-at Laredo United South – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – b-Laredo Johnson – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *b-South San – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *a-at Corpus Christi Carroll – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Oct. 23 – *b-East Central – 7 p.m.

Thur., Oct. 30 – *b-Southwest – 7 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *b-at Corpus Christi King – 7:30 p.m.

a – at Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi

b – at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi

l – at Johnson Student Activity Center, Laredo

s – at Sharyland Rattler Stadium, Mission

East Central

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – San Marcos – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at New Braunfels Canyon – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – at Smithson Valley – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – Reagan – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – at Del Rio – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-Corpus Christi Carroll – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-Southwest – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *b-at Corpus Christi Ray – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-Corpus Christi King – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-at South San – 7 p.m.

b – at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi

South San

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – Holmes – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – Central Catholic – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – c-at MacArthur – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – Lee – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – at Antonian – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *b-at Corpus Christi Ray – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-Corpus Christi King – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-at Southwest – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *a-at Corpus Christi Carroll – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-East Central – 7 p.m.

a – at Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi

b – at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi

c – at Comalander Stadium

Southwest

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – Victoria West – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – Taft – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 13 – d-at Lee – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – at Del Rio – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Sept. 25 – e-at Eagle Pass – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-Corpus Christi King – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-at East Central – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-South San – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Oct. 30 – *b-at Corpus Christi Ray – 7 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-at Corpus Christi Carroll – 7:30 p.m.

b – at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi

d – at Heroes Stadium 

e – at Cozel Foster Veterans Memorial Stadium, Eagle Pass

DISTRICT 27-5A

Alamo Heights

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – New Braunfels – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – f-at O’Connor – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – *-Kennedy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – *c-at Boerne Champion – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *-Lockhart – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-at San Marcos – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-Seguin – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *b-at Memorial – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-Floresville – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-at Kerrville Tivy – 7:25 p.m.

b – at Edgewood Veterans Stadium

c – at Boerne ISD Stadium, Boerne

f – at Farris Stadium

Boerne Champion

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – c-Hays – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Sept. 4 – g-at Stevens – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – *b-at Memorial – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – *c-Alamo Heights – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *-at Floresville – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *c-Kerrville Tivy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *b-at Kennedy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *c-Lockhart – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-at San Marcos – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *c-Seguin – 7:30 p.m.

b – at Edgewood Veterans Stadium

c – at Boerne ISD Stadium. Boerne

g – at Gustafson Stadium

Floresville

Date Opponent Time

Sat., Aug. 30 – a-Highlands – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – Edison – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – *-Kerrville Tivy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – *a-at Kennedy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *-Boerne Champion – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-at Lockhart – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-San Marcos – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-at Seguin – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-Memorial – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-at Alamo Heights – 7:30 p.m.

a – at Alamo Stadium

Kennedy

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – v-at Victoria East – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – b-Burbank – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – *-at Alamo Heights – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – *b-Floresville – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *-at Kerrville Tivy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *b-Boerne Champion – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – at Lockhart – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *b-San Marcos – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-at Seguin – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *b-Memorial – 7:30 p.m.

b – at Edgewood Veterans Stadium

v – at Victoria Memorial Stadium

Kerrville Tivy

Date Opponent Time

Sat., Aug. 30 – s-Big Spring – 6 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – Corpus Christi Calallen – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – *-at Floresville – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *-Kennedy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *c-at Boerne Champion – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-Lockhart – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-at San Marcos – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-Seguin – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *b-at Memorial – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-Alamo Heights – 7:25 p.m.

b – at Edgewood Veterans Stadium

s – at San Angelo Stadium

Lockhart

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – Austin Reagan – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Sept. 4 – at Austin Crockett – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – *-at Seguin – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – *-Memorial – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *-at Alamo Heights – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-Floresville – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-at Kerrville Tivy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-Kennedy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *c-at Boerne Champion – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-San Marcos – 7:30 p.m.

c – at Boerne ISD Stadium, Boerne

Memorial

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – b-Carrizo Springs – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Pearsall – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – *b-Boerne Champion – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – *-at Lockhart – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *b-San Marcos – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-at Seguin – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *b-Alamo Heights – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-at Floresville – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *b-Kerrville Tivy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *b-Kennedy – 7:30 p.m.

b – at Edgewood Veterans Stadium

San Marcos

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – at East Central – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Sept. 4 – v-at Victoria East – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – *-Seguin – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *b-at Memorial – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-Alamo Heights – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-at Floresville – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-Kerrville Tivy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *b-at Kennedy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-Boerne Champion – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-at Lockhart – 7:30 p.m.

b – at Edgewood Veterans Stadium

v – at Victoria Memorial Stadium

Seguin

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – Cedar Park Vista Ridge – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at New Braunfels – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – *-Lockhart – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – *-at San Marcos – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-Memorial – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-at Alamo Heights – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-Floresville – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-at Kerrville Tivy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-Kennedy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-at Boerne Champion – 7:30 p.m.

c – at Boerne ISD Stadium, Boerne

DISTRICT 28-5A

Brackenridge

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – a-Jay – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Devine – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 13 – *a-at Edison – 7 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 20 – *a-Harlandale – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *a-at Lanier – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *s-Sam Houston – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *s-at Burbank – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Oct. 16 – *a-McCollum – 7 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 25 – *a-at Jefferson – 7 p.m.

Thur., Nov. 6 – *a-Highlands – 7 p.m.

a – at Alamo Stadium

s – at SAISD Stadium

Burbank

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – at Southside – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – e-at Kennedy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – *a-at Sam Houston – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *s-McCollum – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 4 – *a-at Jefferson – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *s-Brackenridge – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *a-at Highlands – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *s-Edison – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *h-at Harlandale – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *s-Lanier – 7:30 p.m.

a – at Alamo Stadium

e – at Edgewood Veterans Stadium

h – at Harlandale Memorial Stadium

s – at SAISD Stadium

Edison

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – s-Pleasanton – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Floresville – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 13 – *a-Brackenridge – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – *a-at Highlands – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *a-Harlandale – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *a-at Lanier – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *s-Sam Houston – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *s-at Burbank – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 1 – *a-McCollum – 7 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *a-Jefferson – 7:30 p.m.

a – at Alamo Stadium

s – at SAISD Stadium

Harlandale

Date Opponent Time

Thur., Aug. 28 – h-at Devine – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Somerset – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – *h-Jefferson – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 20 – *a-at Brackenridge – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *h-Highlands – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *a-at Edison – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *h-Lanier – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *a-at Sam Houston – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *h-Burbank – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *h-at McCollum – 7:30 p.m.

a – at Alamo Stadium

h – at Harlandale Memorial Stadium

Highlands

Date Opponent Time

Sat., Aug. 30 – a-Floresville – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Uvalde – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – *a-Edison – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *h-at Harlandale – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Oct. 2 – *a-Lanier – 7 p.m.

Thur., Oct. 9 – *a-at Sam Houston – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *a-Burbank – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *h-at McCollum – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *a-Jefferson – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Nov. 6 – *a-at Brackenridge – 7 p.m.

a – at Alamo Stadium

h – at Harlandale Memorial Stadium

Jefferson

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – at Antonian – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – a-Lee – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – *h-at Harlandale – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Sept. 18 – *a-Lanier – 7 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 27 – *a-at Sam Houston – 7 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 4 – *a-Burbank – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *h-at McCollum – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 25 – *a-Brackenridge – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *a-at Highlands – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *a-at Edison – 7:30 p.m.

a – at Alamo Stadium

h – at Harlandale Memorial Stadium

Lanier

Date Opponent Time

Thur., Aug. 28 – a-Central Catholic – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Pleasanton – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – *s-McCollum – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Sept. 18 – *a-at Jefferson – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *a-Brackenridge – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Oct. 2 – *a-at Highlands – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *a-Edison – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *h-at Harlandale – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *s-Sam Houston – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *s-at Burbank – 7:30 p.m.

a – at Alamo Stadium

h – at Harlandale Memorial Stadium

s – at SAISD Stadium

McCollum

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – h-Uvalde – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – v-at Victoria West – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – *s-at Lanier – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – *h-Sam Houston – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *s-at Burbank – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *h-Jefferson – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Oct. 16 – *a-at Brackenridge – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *h-Highlands – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 1 – *a-at Edison – 7 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *h-Harlandale – 7:30 p.m.

a – at Alamo Stadium

h – at Harlandale Memorial Stadium

s – at SAISD Stadium

v – at Victoria Memorial Stadium

Sam Houston

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – at Bandera – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Southside – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – *a-Burbank – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – *h-at McCollum – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 27 – *a-Jefferson – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *s-at Brackenridge – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Oct. 9 – *a-Highlands – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *s-at Edison – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *a-Harlandale – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *s-at Lanier – 7:30 p.m.

a – at Alamo Stadium

h – at Harlandale Memorial Stadium

s – at SAISD Stadium

DISTRICT 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – l-at Laredo Johnson – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Carrizo Springs – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – a-Eagle Pass – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *a-Southside – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-at Medina Valley – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *a-Uvalde – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 18 – *s-at Laredo Cigarroa – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *a-Laredo Martin – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *a-Laredo Nixon – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-at Somerset – 7:30 p.m.

a – at Cozel Foster Veterans Memorial Stadium, Eagle Pass

l – at Johnson Student Activity Center, Laredo

s – at Shirley Field, Laredo

Laredo Cigarroa

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – s-Zapata – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 6 – s-Roma – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – at Pharr Valley View – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *s-Medina Valley – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *s-Uvalde – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *s-at Laredo Martin – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 18 – *s-Eagle Pass Winn – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *s-at Laredo Nixon – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *s-Somerset – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-at Southside – 7:30 p.m.

s – at Shirley Field, Laredo

Laredo Martin

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – b-at Corpus Christi Ray – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Sept. 4 – s-Laredo Alexander – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – s-Laredo United South – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *-at Uvalde – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-at Somerset – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *s-Laredo Cigarroa – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *s-Southside – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *a-at Eagle Pass Winn – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 1 – *s-Medina Valley – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 8 – *s-at Laredo Nixon – 7 p.m.

a – at Cozel Foster Veterans Memorial Stadium, Eagle Pass

b – at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi

s – at Shirley Field, Laredo

Laredo Nixon

Date Opponent Time

Thur., Aug. 28 – l-at Laredo United South – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – s-Eagle Pass – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – l-at Laredo Alexander – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 27 – *s-Somerset – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-at Southside – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-at Medina Valley – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-at Uvalde – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *s-Laredo Cigarroa – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *a-at Eagle Pass Winn – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 8 – *s-Laredo Martin – 7 p.m.

a – at Cozel Foster Veterans Memorial Stadium, Eagle Pass

l – at Johnson Student Activity Center, Laredo

s – at Shirley Field, Laredo

Medina Valley

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – at Navarro – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Boerne – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – Hondo – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *s-at Laredo Cigarroa – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-Eagle Pass Winn – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-Laredo Nixon – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-Somerset – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-at Southside – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 1 – *s-at Laredo Martin – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-Uvalde – 7:30 p.m.

s – at Shirley Field, Laredo

Somerset

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – at Port Lavaca Calhoun – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – Harlandale – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – at Wimberley – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 27 – *s-at Laredo Nixon – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-Laredo Martin – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-Southside – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-at Medina Valley – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-Uvalde – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *s-at Laredo Cigarroa – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-Eagle Pass Winn – 7:30 p.m.

s – at Shirley Field, Laredo

Southside

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – Burbank – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – Sam Houston – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – h-at Austin Travis – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *a-at Eagle Pass Winn – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-Laredo Nixon – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-at Somerset – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *s-at Laredo Martin – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-Medina Valley – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-at Uvalde – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-Laredo Cigarroa – 7:30 p.m.

a – at Cozel Foster Veterans Memorial Stadium, Eagle Pass

h – at House Park Stadium, Austin

s – at Shirley Field, Laredo

Uvalde

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – h-at McCollum – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – Highlands – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – at Roma – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *-Laredo Martin – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *s-at Laredo Cigarroa – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *a-at Eagle Pass Winn – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-Laredo Nixon – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-at Somerset – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-Southside – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-at Medina Valley – 7:30 p.m.

a – at Cozel Foster Veterans Memorial Stadium, Eagle Pass

h – at Harlandale Memorial Stadium

s – at Shirley Field, Laredo

DISTRICT 15-3A

Brooks Academy

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – a-at Leakey – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – w-at Hawkins – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – at Cornerstone Christian – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – at St. Mary’s Hall – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – w-Cole – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – at Cotulla – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *w-George West – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-at Hallettsville – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *w-Mathis – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-at Goliad – 7:30 p.m.

a – at Butch Wools Stadium, D’Hanis

w – at Wheatley Heights Stadium

George West

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – San Diego – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Freer – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – Odem – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – at Falfurrias – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – Hebbronville – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – at Falls City – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *w-at Brooks Academy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-Hallettsville – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-at Mathis – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-Goliad – 7:30 p.m.

w – at Wheatley Heights Stadium

Goliad

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – Victoria St. Joseph – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Odem – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – Shiner – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – at Ganado – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – at Vanderbilt Industrial – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – Tidehaven – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-Hallettsville – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-at Mathis – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-Brooks Academy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-at George West – 7:30 p.m.

Hallettsville

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – at West Columbia – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Yoakum – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – Taylor – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – at Edna – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – Luling – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – Columbus – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-at Goliad – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-Brooks Academy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-at George West – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-Mathis – 7:30 p.m.

Mathis

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – Banquete – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Refugio – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – Poteet – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – at Lyford – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – Stockdale – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – at Freer – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-Goliad – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *m-at Brooks Academy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-George West – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-at Hallettsville – 7:30 p.m.

w – at Wheatley Heights Stadium

TAPPS I-2

Antonian

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – Jefferson – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 6 – h-at Holy Cross – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – at Boerne – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – South San – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-at Austin St. Michael’s – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-Central Catholic – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 25 – *-at St. Anthony – 2 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-at San Antonio Christian – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 8 – *-Brownsville St. Joseph – 3 p.m.

h – at Harlandale Memorial Stadium

Austin St. Michael’s

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – at Lago Vista – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Austin Hyde Park Baptist – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – at Houston Christian – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – Navarro – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – Wimberley – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-Antonian – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-at San Antonio Christian – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-Brownsville St. Joseph – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-St. Anthony – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-at Central Catholic – 7:30 p.m.

Brownsville St. Joseph

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – Raymondville – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Lyford – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – at La Villa – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – Pharr Oratory – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – at Port Isabel – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-San Antonio Christian – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-St. Anthony – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-at Austin St. Michael’s – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-Central Catholic – 7 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 8 – *-at Antonian – 3 p.m.

Central Catholic

Date Opponent Time

Thur., Aug. 28 – a-at Lanier – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at South San – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 13 – g-at Holmes – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – Devine – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – at Jourdanton – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-St. Anthony – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-at Antonian – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-San Antonio Christian – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-at Brownsville St. Joseph – 7 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-Austin St. Michael’s – 7:30 p.m.

a – at Alamo Stadium

g – at Gustafson Stadium

St. Anthony

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – at TMI – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Cole – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – at Austin Hyde Park Baptist – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 20 – i-Marble Falls Faith Academy – noon

Sat., Sept. 27 – Austin St. Stephen’s – noon

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-Central Catholic – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-at Brownsville St. Joseph – 7 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 25 – *-Antonian – 2 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-at Austin St. Michael’s – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 8 – *-San Antonio Christian – 2 p.m.

i – at Benson Stadium, University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio Christian

Date Opponent Time

Sat., Aug. 30 – h-at Holy Cross – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – Cornerstone Christian – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – at Bandera – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – Blanco – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – Pleasanton – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-at Brownsville St. Joseph – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-Austin St. Michael’s – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-at Central Catholic – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-Antonian – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 8 – *-at St. Anthony – 2 p.m.

h – at Harlandale Memorial Stadium

TAPPS II-3

Austin Hyde Park Baptist

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Sept. 5 – Austin St. Michael’s – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – St. Anthony – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – at Rogers – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *-TMI – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-at Austin Regents – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-Cornerstone Christian – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-Victoria St. Joseph – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-at Corpus Christi John Paul II – 7 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 8 – *h-at Holy Cross – 7:30 p.m.

h – at Harlandale Memorial Stadium

Austin Regents

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – at Waco Reicher – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – Austin St. Stephen’s – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – at Austin St. Andrew’s – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – Houston Second Baptist – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-Victoria St. Joseph – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-Austin Hyde Park Baptist – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-at Corpus Christi John Paul II – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-at TMI – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-Holy Cross – 7 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-at Cornerstone Christian – 7:30 p.m.

Cornerstone Christian

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – Austin St. Dominic Savio – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at San Antonio Christian – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – Brooks Academy – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – at San Marcos Baptist Academy – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 27 – *h-at Holy Cross – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-Corpus Christi John Paul II – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-Victoria St. Joseph – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-at Austin Hyde Park Baptist – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-at TMI – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-Austin Regents – 7:30 p.m.

h – at Harlandale Memorial Stadium

Corpus Christi John Paul II

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – Skidmore-Tynan – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Agua Dulce – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – l-at Schertz John Paul II– 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – Riviera Kauffer – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *-at Victoria St. Joseph – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-at Cornerstone Christian – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-TMI – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-Austin Regents – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 25 – *h-at Holy Cross – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-Austin Hyde Park Baptist – 7 p.m.

h – at Harlandale Memorial Stadium

l – at Robert Lehnhoff Stadium, Schertz

Holy Cross

Date Opponent Time

Sat., Aug. 30 – h-San Antonio Christian – 7 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 6 – h-Antonian – 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Sept. 11 – h-Austin Eastside Memorial – 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – at Hondo – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 27 – *h-Cornerstone Christian – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-at TMI – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-at Victoria St. Joseph – 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 25 – *h-Corpus Christi John Paul II – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-at Austin Regents – 7 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 8 – *h-Austin Hyde Park Baptist – 7:30 p.m.

h – at Harlandale Memorial Stadium

TMI

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – St. Anthony – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Center Point – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – St. Mary’s Hall – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – at Cole – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *-at Austin Hyde Park Baptist – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-Holy Cross – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 – *-at Corpus Christi John Paul II – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – *-Austin Regents – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 – *-Cornerstone Christian – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-at Victoria St. Joseph – 7 p.m.

Victoria St. Joseph

Date Opponent Time

Fri., Aug. 29 – at Goliad – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 – at Shiner – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 – Weimar – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 – at Austin St. Stephen’s – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 – *-Corpus Christi John Paul II – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 – *-at Austin Regents – 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 – *-Holy Cross – 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 – at Austin Hyde Park Baptist – 7 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 7 – *-TMI – 7 p.m.

FOOTBALL: All-pro tight end Hill feels San Antonio calling him home

Former Highlands, A&I standout kept nose to grindstone in career

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As his youngest son is set to begin his final year of college football, Highlands alum David Hill is feeling the tug of his hometown.

“I’m starting to think I want to retire in Texas,” said Hill, who played 12 years in the National Football League. “I wish I had (moved there) when I was playing. Gary (Green, his first cousin) did it when he was with Kansas City. He played there, but his home was in Texas.”

After decades in California, that metaphorical pull on his sleeve is not the only influence involved. Green, Sam Houston High School’s football coach, would like to see his first cousin return to the place where he grew up and launched a playing career that took him to stints with the Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams.

“I still have dreams of getting the whole family back here together,” said Green, who is a year younger than the 60-year-old Hill. “We’re talking about having family reunions. There were five siblings in his family and three in ours, and lots of kids. Now, through texts and social media, they’re all keeping in touch with each other.

Green, who had a nine-year NFL career, and Hill both are in the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame. Hill was inducted last year. The vein of football success runs throughout both families, and those of their siblings.

Remarkably, 12 members of the extended family have played college football.

“For three of us to make it and play in the NFL, I think that’s impressive,” Green said. “I remember watching Green Bay when (David’s older brother) Jim played. He was about seven years older than me. It’s really exciting when someone from your family is doing that. That may have gotten us started.

“We’ve had success, and all of our boys played college football. Seeing what is possible with your own eyes, you start to believe you can get there.”

Hill’s son, Austin, is a fifth-year senior receiver at the University of Arizona who has realistic hopes to become the fourth family member to play in the NFL. He is Hill’s third son to play college football.

Seven years older than his brother, he preceded David at Texas A&I. he was the first in the family to play in the National Football League. After his graduation from Highlands and A&I (now Texas A&M-Kingsville), Jim began his professional career in the American Football League in 1968 as a defensive back for the San Diego Chargers.

After eight years in the NFL, Jim moved on to a distinguished TV career. He is the lead sports anchor at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles.

“Jim was the first to make it to the league,” David said. “I guess inspired us to continue to play. When we it came time for us to be drafted, he was quite involved when we wanted to have an agent.”

Hill and his cousin were high school rivals. Hill didn’t make it to Highlands’ varsity until his senior season, so there was just one head-to-head meeting – more or less.

“His claim to fame was that I hit my head on his knee and it knocked me dizzy,” Hill said. “That may have been my first concussion.”

Sam Houston won the game, as Green points out, but Hill’s best football was ahead of him.

“He was kind of clumsy because he was just growing,” said Green, who starred for Sam Houston ahead of an all-American career at Baylor University.

“David was a big, really slow kid at that time. He really developed at A&I. He was very strong, but he couldn’t catch up with speed. Once he was down at A&I, he caught up really fast.”

Hill played at A&I under College Football Hall of Fame coach Gil Steinke, whose last three Javelinas teams were undefeated. He was a key contributor to the first two teams, both National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics champions.

He had thought and hoped the Dallas Cowboys would come calling on NFL draft day.

“I remember the day of the draft, getting a phone call from Dallas,” Hill said. “In those days, teams would call you before the draft to see if you were interested in playing for them. Maybe they still do.

“I grew up a Dallas Cowboys fan, but they had lost to Green Bay (in October) and I was still mad at them. I didn’t tell them no, but from my hesitation, I think they assumed that maybe I didn’t want to play for them.”

Instead, it was the Detroit Lions that drafted Hill out of A&I in the second round of the 1976 draft less than 45 minutes later.

He was paired with all-pro Charlie Sanders in a two tight-end system – an innovation at the time. Their position coach was current New England Patriots coach Bill Belichek. Sanders was struggling with injuries late in his career, so Hill was pressed into service as a rookie.

“At the time, Charlie helped a lot,” Hill said. “Belichek wanted to have Charlie and I on the field at the same time. Because of Charlie, they threw the ball to the tight end a lot. That fit quite well for me. Charlie didn’t play a lot. He had nagging injuries, so I got to play a lot that first year.

“I think that probably was instrumental in getting me up to speed with NFL football.”

In seven years with the Lions, he was selected to the Pro Bowl twice.

“Looking back, I probably could have made two or three more Pro Bowls,” Hill said, indicating that a coaching change brought in Monte Clark, who held him back. “I probably never would have left Detroit, if it wasn’t for Monte Clark.”

Hill was traded to the Rams in 1983, largely to work with Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson, whose football camps Hill works annually.

“David has never been boisterous in any way. He just had a quiet demeanor on the field,” Green said. “He was all-pro two years (with Detroit) as a receiving tight end. Then he went to the Rams and quietly became the best blocking tight end in football.”

The Rams reached the 1986 NFL championship game, where they lost to the Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears on a bitterly cold day in Chicago. Hill ended his career in 1987 with 358 receptions for 4,212 yards and 28 touchdowns.

He currently works for Morongo Casino in Cabazon, Calif. as a special events coordinator. The Coronado, Calif. resi’dent also is the president of the Southern California chapter of the NFL Alumni Association.

In his proposed return to San Antonio, Hill would like to buy about 10 acres of land in the surrounding area and open a sports academy. He hopes to lineup major corporate sponsorship to the facility and have instructors who are former NFL players, like himself.

“I just want a piece of property, maybe 10 acres,” Hill said. “A place where my origins are and where my kids can feel at home. That’s basically my idea about it, although my kids are scattered all over the place right now.”

Hill feels very fortunate to have played 12 years without a major injury and that he’s still healthy enough to play a round of golf when the urge strikes, without regard for the fallout. He knows that his willingness to do what his NFL teams needed and desire to work on his game led to a long, satisfying career.

He wants his academy to be a place were similarly motivated athletes up to high school age can discover and unlock their potential.

“It may be only one out of 20,000,” Hill said, “but because he has the desire, he’s able to rise up through the ranks. If you give these kids an opportunity, a lot of them will show their desire.

“I want to help the kids who aren’t getting all the attention and going to all the camps.”

For obvious reasons, those are the athletes Hill feels the strongest connection to.

 

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FOOTBALL FAMILY TREE

Name — High school — College — NFL team

Hill family

Parents

@-Jim Hill — Highlands — Texas A&I — Green Bay

*-David Hill — Highlands — Texas A&I — Detroit, Los Angeles

Children

@-Walter Hill — ^ — Baylor

*-Aaron Hill — ^ — Oregon St.

*-Adam Hill — ^ — West Liberty (WV)

*-Austin Hill — ^ — Arizona

Green family

Parents

+-Gary Green — Sam Houston — Baylor — Kansas City, Los Angeles

#-Tony Green — Sam Houston — Baylor

Children

+-Gary Green II — Madison — Kansas

#-Anthony Green — Madison — Alabama A&M

#-Aaron Green — Madison — Nebraska/TCU

#-Andrew Green — Madison — Nebraska

 

@ – Jim Hill’s family

* – David Hill’s family

+ – Gary Green’s family

# – Tony Green’s family

^ — played high school football in California

VOLLEYBALL: Happy coincidence lands Neira, Sandoval in Kansas

Harlandale teammates hope to discover second home in Sunflower State

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Sometimes in life, things work out almost as we’d script them, as if by divine intervention.

That’s essentially the tale of how Harlandale volleyball standouts Katie Neira and Sierra Sandoval will end up playing at separate small Christian colleges in Kansas. Adding to the coincidence, they happen to be best friends.

Which is where the coincidence is diminished a tad.

Neira already had chosen Bethel College in North Newton, Kan. when Sandoval let her know that she was considering Central Christian College of Kansas in McPherson. The girls soon discovered the schools, located just northwest of Wichita, were close enough to facilitate relatively frequent visits.

“Sierra told me about this college in Kansas that was showing interest in her,” Neira said. “I said, ‘You have to go there.’ It’s only about a 30-minute drive away. My school actually plays against her school. It’s going to be like middle school.”

Neira attended Harlandale Middle School, while Sandoval went to Leal Middle School.

At one point, they both had considered Abilene Christian University, but had planned to make their college decisions separately. Nonetheless, they’ll be separated by just 28.3 miles.

Neira’s roommate will be her San Antonio Warriors club teammate, Amber Munoz, from District 29-4A rival Southside. Sandoval didn’t know anyone who was attending Central Christian, although she said she’s building a friendship with her prospective roommate.

She knows that Neira also will provide a support system to stave off homesickness.

“Katie’s my best friend,” said Sandoval, who played for a club in La Vernia in the offseason. “It’s going to be nice to have someone there that I’m already friends with.”

As an Indians senior, Neira recorded a team-best 365 kills (3.6 per match) and 36 service aces, second only to Sandoval’s 37. She was a three-year starter at Harlandale, who moved from middle blocker to outside hitter last season.

“Katie is very explosive and plays with a lot of emotion,” Harlandale coach Sylvia Cardenas said. “She was the one that would get the team going. She was our power hitter.”

The libero also had a team-high 503 digs (4.6 per match), 339 more than any other Harlandale player. Sandoval

“Sierra was very, very key to our defense and serve-receive,” Cardenas said. “I had to design our serve-receive so she wa always in the middle of the court. She’s a great passer. We wouldn’t have been able to run our offense without her. She put the ball right in the setter’s hands.”

Their coach believes the friends were rewarded for their due diligence on the court.

“For Katie and Sierra, in their hearts,” Cardenas said, “they are true volleyball players. When our season ended, they picked up with their clubs. They’re 100 percent volleyball. From the get-go, they wanted to play in college.

“That’s why I think they’ll do well.”

Both were latecomers to the sport by today’s standards, but Sandoval was deeply rooted in Harlandale volleyball.

Her grandmother, a 1976 graduate, played for two Harlandale state-qualifying teams. Her mother, Natalie Reyes, was an Indians volleyball player until her graduation in 1992. Her aunts, Jackie (Class of 2004) and Stacy (Class of 2002), followed suit. So, Sandoval would attend Harlandale matches before she was old enough to understand the sport.

However, she was torn between softball and volleyball when she was growing up.

“My first love actually was softball,” Sandoval said, “but once I started doing volleyball, I fell in love with it.”

The family legacy now passes to her sisters. After a strong first season with the Indians, Kianna Sandoval will be be a sophomore and is in line for the setter job. Pamela Sandoval will join the Indians this fall as a freshman.

Aside from her father, a three-sport athlete at Lanier, Neira didn’t come from a sports background. Which is why her mother was surprised when she expressed an interest in sixth grade.

“When I started, I couldn’t hit the ball over the net,” Neira said. “I like to challenge myself, that’s why I stuck to it.”

Neira will be entering a volleyball program that is being heavily restocked with freshman, but she expects Bethel to have success this year.

“It’s just like a piece of home for me,” Neira said.

Sandoval had considered Olivet Nazarene College (Ill.),but she liked what she saw in an upstart Central Christian program with a second-year coach.

“They’re really like a family,” Sandoval said. “I’m excited to be there to start it off and be a part of the growth.”

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FOOTBALL: Coaches expect little turbulence in transition to 40-second clock

Burbank breaks the huddle in a 2013 game against Highlands.
Burbank breaks the huddle in a 2013 game against Highlands.

Running clock may not matter under rule change

PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/alamo-heights/article/Longer-play-clock-should-help-speed-up-high-5621288.php   A minor tweak to the way high school football games are governed is generally being welcomed with open arms by area coaches. There is a chance, however, that it might cause some unintended consequences in little more than a month, when the season gets underway. There’s no doubt that the implementation of the 40-second play clock this year will speed up the game. “We’re going to go back to true no-huddle,” Holy Cross coach Mike Harrison said. “It’s going to change the game in good ways, and not-so-good ways. It’s all going to be about your ability to execute.” Hastening the pace of play is what the rule was designed to do, in addition to bringing high school football in line with its NCAA counterpart. Colleges have been using the 40-second clock since 2008. “I thought it was about time (to make the change),” Memorial coach Alex Guerra said. “Colleges have been doing it for years. It was only a matter of time. It’s one more thing to get our kids prepared for the next level.” Edison coach Albert Torres added, “It wasn’t a needed change, but I can see why it happened, especially with tons of Texas quarterbacks going to college from (no-huddle) systems and going to the NFL. Getting experience with it early in life is just going to make it easier.” High schools have used a 25-second play clock. The referee had to whistle the previous play dead, the head linesman had to place the ball at the appropriate yard marker and the referee had to signal the clock operator to start the clock before it was activated. “The 25-second clock was one of the great dinosaurs of high school football,” Harrison said. “My fear is, what do we do when the game gets out of hand.” With the 40-second clock, there will be no whistle and the clock starts running when the ball is spotted. “It can really keep the game going pretty fast,” Sam Houston coach Gary Green said. “It will really help teams that run a hurry-up offense. Unless they make (substitutions), they can go almost as fast as the referee spots the ball. It’s really going to be an advantage for them. “It’s one more thing (defenses) have to be aware of.”

On-field impact

Most coaches didn’t expect the rule to have a big impact, citing that many teams already employ some type of variation of the no-huddle offense and are familiar with the defensive adjustments that need to be employed against it. “I don’t think it’s going to affect us,” Torres said. “Maybe some teams that send in plays from the coaches would be affected, but most teams now are no-huddle.” Harrison thinks coaches will have to make a couple of minor adjustments on the sidelines. “You’re not going to have a lot of time to gripe at officials,” he said. “As far as offensive timeouts, I’m not sure how much you’ll do that anymore.” There’s no doubt that offenses will get a leg up under the new guidelines. “Being a defensive-minded person,” Green said, “I’ve seen rule after rule that helps the offense. People like scoring and coaches like scoring. This is an advantage for the offense. “I come from a time when you could play bump-and-run. You could hit people all over the field. Now, you can’t touch anybody after five yards. This is built for offense, and defenses have to figure out a way to contend with it.” Part of the dilemma starts with preparation on the practice field. “It’s hard to mimic tempo at the high school level,” Harrison said. “In college, you have guys that are football players running your scout team. In high school, you have to mimic. I don’t think it’ll be that big of a deal at the 6A or 5A level, but I think in 1A, 2A and 3A it’ll be a huge deal.” Defenses will have to hit the ground running with substitutions to counter those that offenses make. “Since we are so multiple, we’re constantly running people on and off the field,” Guerra said. “Last year, without the 40-second clock, we had teams try to catch us (on substitutions). Certainly, we would have been working on getting kids in and out faster, regardless.” One break in favor of defenses is that officials will come into play to a limited extent. “They do have to give you ample time to substitute,” Green said. “If they run in their special unit, you have to have time to get your special unit on and your players off the field.”

Speed kills

A complaint under the 25-second clock was that the game could only move as fast as officiating crews were able to. It has been rendered obsolete. “It all came down to how fast or how slow crews were,” Green said. “Sometimes teams felt like they were giving (opponents) too much time to get ready. Maybe 15 or 20 seconds could pass before the snap. “This way, it takes it out of officials’ hands. There’s more consistency, really.” While the new rule will make the amount of time between snaps more consistent, it may therefore limit the strategy available to winning teams in blowouts. When a team has a 40-point lead, a running clock takes effect in an effort to prevent the margin from getting too much worse. One coach expressed concern that, with snaps coming within each 40 seconds, that effect will be negated. “Auburn (University) last year snapped the ball every 12 seconds,” Harrison said. “That increases the number of plays significantly. An uptempo team can really, really push the tempo. “In the past, offenses slowed games down when it got out of hand. They would purposely slow games down, and everybody was fine with it. Now, even with a running clock, it could get very bad, very quickly.” Harrison’s concerns were triggered by a 68-7 loss to Class 3A powerhouse Navarro in 2012 by a Holy Cross team that won nine games. “It was a loss of biblical proportions,” Harrison said. “Everything they did was right that night, and everything we did was wrong. They were trying not to run the score up. In my sport, no matter what you do, coaches fall under criticism.”

No whistle stops

In an almost-Pavlovian way, football players have been trained to respond to a whistle. That was the cue that triggered quarterbacks’ instinct to begin their snap count. From now on, the play clock will be the sole indicator. It’s going to take some getting used to. Edison, Holy Cross and many other schools throughout Texas used their spring games to get a head start on the new world order. “We’ve been a hurry-up team since I started here in 2007,” Torres said. “We’re going as fast as possible. I would say the only thing our quarterbacks have to adjust to is not waiting for the whistle. We had that issue in our spring game.” In a handful of instances Edison quarterbacks got off to a slow start on the play clock because they were waiting to hear the whistle. Clock operators also will need to be re-trained to start the play clock earlier. “We met with our guys about what we want and what we’re expecting,” Guerra said. “We met with officials and they told us there was a training session available online, just to make sure things are consistent.” Another challenge for clock operators will come from knowing when to set the clock for 40 seconds and in which circumstances the 25-second clock will operate. You read that right. The 25-second clock hasn’t quite been retired. Put simply, 25 seconds will be put on the play clock in time-stoppage situations. Some examples include changes of possession, some injury timeouts, measurements, penalties, timeouts and at the beginning of quarters and overtimes. “As coaches, when they send us the rules and give us time to understand them,” Torres said, “we’re going to adjust.” Guerra estimated that it would only take players a game or two to adjust to the new rule. Don’t be surprised to see an epidemic of five-yard, delay-of-game penalties in the early season as teams struggle with the transition. In fairness, though, that happens every year. “I’m interested to see how it plays out,” Harrison said. “I think it’s going to be great. We’re kind of excited. We really think no-huddle plays right to us.”

FOOTBALL: Week 1 schedule (Aug. 28-30)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

INFORMATION: This is a 2014 master schedule for all of our area teams and their district rivals. Opponents, dates, times, locations on this unofficial schedule are subject to change. Games classified as non-district (out of area) involve district rivals of our area teams.

WEEK 1 SCHEDULE

(Aug. 28-30)

Thursday’s games

Non-district

Central Catholic (0-0) vs. Lanier (0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

Devine (0-0) vs. Harlandale (0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

Non-district (out of area)

Corpus Christi Carroll (0-0) vs. Corpus Christi Miller (0-0) at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7 p.m.

Laredo Nixon (0-0) vs. Laredo United South (0-0) at Johnson Student Activity Center, Laredo, 7 p.m.

Friday’s games

Non-district

Brooks Academy (0-0) vs. Leakey (0-0) at Butch Wools Stadium, D’Hanis, 7:30 p.m.

Burbank (0-0) at Southside (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Carrizo Springs (0-0) vs. Memorial (0-0) at Edgewood Veterans Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Holmes (0-0) at South San (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Jay (0-0) vs. Brackenridge (0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Jefferson (0-0) at Antonian (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Kennedy (0-0) vs. Victoria East (0-0) at Victoria Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Pleasanton (0-0) vs. Edison (0-0) at SAISD Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Sam Houston (0-0) at Bandera (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

San Marcos (0-0) at East Central (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Uvalde (0-0) vs. McCollum (0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Victoria West (0-0) at Southwest (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Non-district (out of area)

Austin Reagan (0-0) at Lockhart (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Austin Regents (0-0) at Waco Reicher (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Austin St. Dominic Savio (0-0) at Cornerstone Christian (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Austin St. Michael’s (0-0) at Lago Vista (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Banquete (0-0) at Mathis (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Cedar Park Vista Ridge (0-0) vs. Seguin (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi Flour Bluff (0-0) vs. Corpus Christi King (0-0) at Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

Eagle Pass Winn (0-0) vs. Laredo Johnson (0-0) at Johnson Student Activity Center, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

Hallettsville (0-0) at West Columbia (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Hays (0-0) at Boerne Champion (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Laredo Martin (0-0) vs. Corpus Christi Ray (0-0) at Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi, 7:30 p.m.

Medina Valley (0-0) at Navarro (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

New Braunfels (0-0) at Alamo Heights (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Raymondville (0-0) at Brownsville St. Joseph (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

St. Anthony (0-0) at TMI (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

San Diego (0-0) at George West, 7:30 p.m.

Skidmore-Tynan (0-0) at Corpus Christi John Paul II (0-0), 7 p.m.

Somerset (0-0) at Port Lavaca Calhoun (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Victoria St. Joseph (0-0) at Goliad (0-0), 7:30 p.m.

Zapata (0-0) vs. Laredo Cigarroa (0-0) at Shirley Field, Laredo, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s games

Non-district

Floresville (0-0) vs. Highlands (0-0) at Alamo Stadium, 7 p.m.

San Antonio Christian (0-0) vs. Holy Cross (0-0) at Harlandale Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

Non-district (out of area)

Kerrville Tivy (0-0) vs. Big Spring (0-0) at San Angelo Stadium, 6 p.m.

FOOTBALL: Inco brings collegiate coaching experience to Kennedy

Former Rockets defensive coordinator to lead program

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The UIL was kind enough to realign Kennedy’s district to a configuration that looks familiar to new Kennedy coach Mike Inco.

Back in the mid-1990s, when Inco was the Rockets’ defensive coordinator, their district opponents were many of the same teams Kennedy will face in District 27-5A this fall. Among the nine teams are perennial powerhouses Alamo Heights and Kerrville Tivy, so the competition might seem a tad scary, too.

Inco, who has coached at Trinity University the last 18 years, doesn’t seem concerned.

“The district we were in when I first came here was pretty much the same as it is now,” he said. “When we were going against the SAISD schools and Harlandale, we had success. It’s going to be a tougher challenge, obviously, but I think the kids will respond.”

Inco has taught and coached in Edgewood ISD for 23 years, so he’s well aware of his surroundings. He served as Memorial’s golf coach the last five years, in addition to being Trinity’s defensive line coach during the fall. He also has coached basketball, soccer, softball and track in the Edgewood district.

“I’ve always been kind of interested in being a head football coach,” Inco said, “but I didn’t push it, having been at Trinity so long. When the job opened up, I thought it could be a great opportunity. So I put my name in, and it worked out.”

Inco takes over the opening created when Richard Cerda was reassigned after last season, the veteran coach confirmed. Cerda posted a 43-47 record in nine years as the Rockets’ coach.

Kennedy fashioned a 7-3 record last year and went 4-3 in District 29-4A. The Rockets haven’t qualified for the playoffs since 2009.

Inco was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Ithaca (N.Y.) College – along with Steve Mohr – in 1990 when Mohr was hired as Trinity’s coach. Mohr retired after 24 years in charge of the Tigers last fall, including an NCAA Division III national runner-up finish in 2002.

Mohr’s sales pitch to the then-lifelong upstate New Yorker included the promise of year-round golf.

“I had no clue about San Antonio,” Inco said, “but once I got here, I’ve enjoyed my time tremendously. I wouldn’t have suspected I’d have this opportunity to enjoy myself down here.”

John Martinez was Kennedy’s coach from 1992 through 1997 when Inco served as the defensive coordinator.

“It was kind of my first high school experience,” Inco said. “The kids worked very hard and were very dedicated. I was surprised at how athletic the kids were.

“Back then, we used to get a lot more kids from the military bases. Only one team from the district went to the playoffs. Back then, we were second and third a lot. But I always liked the attitude of the players and that they were very supportive of what we wanted to do. It was a great experience.”

Inco returned to Trinity, where he had coached the previous two years. He coached the linebackers and defensive line during an 18-year stint at the college.

The Tigers won 16 conference championships and made 12 NCAA Division III playoff appearances under Mohr, who had a 186-74 record.

“Trinity is a great academic institution,” Inco said. “To be as successful as we were on the football field under those high academic standards was very challenging, but we were able to do that.”

Inco was hired at Kennedy just two weeks before the 2013-14 school year ended. His focus has been to implement the Rockets’ summer strength and conditioning program the last few weeks.

“I can tell they’re very athletic,” Inco said. “They’ve been working very hard to get some type of strength and conditioning in. I’ve kind of had to readjust a little bit, because I’m used to college athletes, but the kids have been great.”

Once formal practices begin in August, Inco said he and his staff would put an emphasis on fundamentals.

“We’re very technical,” Inco said. “It still comes down to blocking and tackling.”

The Rockets will be a young team this year, after losing a veteran unit to graduation. Junior quarterback Eric Lira is one of few experienced returning players.

“I think we can compete for the playoffs, but we’re going to be a little young this year,” Inco said. “We have no returning offensive linemen. That’s going to be one of the things we’ll have to develop, but I think they’ll develop.”

Inco has seen enough in a limited time to build anticipation for the season ahead.

“I’m excited about the upcoming year,” Inco said. “It’s going to be a challenge, but I think the kids will get after it quite well.

“I’m interested to see what happens when we put pads on in (three) weeks. We’re ready to go.”