Written by Luciano Guerra Friday, 11 October 2013 07:00
With three district losses each already this season, the La Joya Coyotes and the Juarez-Lincoln Huskies are both on the verge of reaching the point of no return for a chance in the playoffs. If either is going to have a realistic shot of securing a playoff spot this season, tonight’s head-to-head game at La Joya ISD Stadium between two of the three members of the pack is do-or-die.
Unlike the Coyotes, the Huskies do have one District 30-5A victory under their belts – a 13-7 win over the Palmview Lobos in Week 2. Since then, however, Juarez-Lincoln has lost three games in a row; 33-0 to Edinburg North, 14-3 to Edinburg Vela and 42-10 to Sharyland. While their three-game losing streak has dropped the Huskies into a fifth place tie with the Edinburg Bobcats in District 30-5A, a win tonight would put Coach Tomas Garcia’s squad back on track for a playoff run.
“I’ve been telling our kids all week long that this is the first round of the playoffs for us,” said Garcia. “We can’t afford to lose another one so this is do-or-die for us. We lost to Edinburg Vela who we beat last year, so we’ve dug ourselves into a hole. But La Joya is very much improved and they moved the ball really well against Economedes and stayed in the ballgame so we’re expecting a very good game.”