Football season kicks off Friday
Falls City senior David Brodsky runs for several yards after a catch during the Beavers’ Aug. 22 scrimmage with Kenedy. The Beaver offense scored six times during the contest, while the Falls City offense held the Lions scoreless. Dean Gaskamp connected with Cody Houdmann for a 70-yard touchdown on the first play of the scrimmage, Justin Twine ran for two touchdowns, Brodsky and Gaskamp each ran for touchdowns, and Tyler Moore had a touchdown reception from Zach Jimerson.
After months of hard work and preparation, the area’s high school football teams will finally take to the field of battle this Friday, Aug. 30.
Six of the seven teams began workouts on Aug. 5, while East Central began a week later on Aug. 12. After several days of conditioning, a couple weeks in full pads, and a couple of opportunities to scrimmage other teams, the time has come to officially begin their 2013 seasons.
At East Central, the Hornets will open their season by hosting the John Jay Mustangs. Hornet Head Coach Clint Hartman and his high-paced offense will look to begin a new chapter in East Central football history, as they take the first step toward winning a district title.
Floresville is entering its second season under Head Coach Jeff Luna, and the Tigers are looking to build on the success they enjoyed last year. They split the district title with Medina Valley in 2012, but are looking to make it their own in 2013. The Tigers are also hungry for a playoff win, something that has eluded them for several years running.
La Vernia has a tough non-district schedule, but that is the way Head Coach Bo Robinson likes it. The Bears will host Medina Valley this week, and the Panthers should be a good test early for La Vernia. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in Bear Stadium.
The numbers have been down in Poth, but that hasn’t stopped Head Coach Andrew King and the Pirates from putting championship contenders on the field. Poth narrowly missed another district title last year, and is looking to get back on top in 2013. With several players back in key positions, it would be foolish for competitors to underestimate the Pirates. Poth will host Marion this Friday at Jack Lane Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
All teams are opening their seasons at home, except Stockdale. The Brahmas have a tough road schedule in 2013, and it starts this Friday with a trip to face the Cole Cougars. Head Coach Josh West is excited about his team’s potential to make some noise this year, and everyone in Brahma Country is ready to get things rolling.
Nixon-Smiley returns more kids this season than it has in the past, and has nearly every starter back on both sides of the football. The Mustangs were very young in 2012, but Head Coach Carlton McKinney is enthusiastic about his team’s chances this year. Experience should be key, and the Mustangs will find out where they are when they take to the field this Friday against Flatonia. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in Nixon.
There is always a lot of excitement when it comes to Beaver football in Falls City, and this year is no different. The program is now in its second year under Head Coach Steve Marbach, and the Beavers have the potential to make another run at the state title. The Jourdanton Indians come to town this Friday, and it should be a solid test early for Falls City. Things get rolling at 7:30 p.m. in Beaver Stadium.
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