Thursday, 11 August 2011 16:32
30-5A was a punch in the mouth for Mission High School in 2010. The football team, particularly, had a long season, limping to a 4-6 record overall and 2-5 in District 30-5A. The season was especially disappointing when contrasted with the 2009 team that brought home the District 32-4A championship.
Thus the goal for 2011 is to return to that glory. To produce the defense and the solid running offense that the Eagles have shown they are capable of producing. It won’t be easy and there are plenty of skeptics including Dave Campbell’s Texas Football that has the Eagles finishing one spot from last place in the district standings.
To be sure, there are plenty of questions. First, who will lead the team as signal caller, replacing three-year starter Gilbert Garcia? The answer seems to be junior Juan Rios.
What Rios may lack in experience, he makes up for with a big body that can move surprisingly quickly and an arm that can get the ball where it needs to be. Rios will have a target in Edgar Cardenas. Leading the front line will be center Jose Aldana who will be counted on to ensure each play begins smoothly with an accurate toss to Rios out of the shotgun.