Written by Luciano Guerra Friday, 16 August 2013 08:00
In George Espinoza’s inaugural season as head football coach at La Joya High School (LJHS) last year, the Coyotes managed only one district win against seven losses. That one win came in their district opener against an eventual winless Edinburg Vela team. The same Sabercats team will face the Coyotes in this year’s district 30-5A opener Thursday, Sept. 12.
If all goes as planned for Espinoza and his Coyotes, history will repeat itself against Vela but instead of finishing the season with a seven game slide there will be several wins en-route to the first playoff berth for LJHS since the three-way split in 2008.
To turn that plan into reality, the Coyotes will be relying heavily on four key players; junior quarterback Julio Garcia, senior receiver Omar Ozuna, senior outside linebacker Eric Rodriguez and senior strong safety Sergio Martinez.