Stating The Obvious
As we enter the third week in August, things around the Brush Country Sports World are beginning to get a tad bit crazy. Luckily, I have a great sports team which assures the job gets done week in and week out. While I will never claim to be the best writer on the universe, I will always promise to bring you the best sports section when it comes to coverage of our five area schools that I can.
Monday and Tuesdays are always hectic around the office. Press day brings a sense of pressure to the office that is not available any other day of the week. Could it be because of deadlines? Let’s just say as long as the Dallas Cowboys are playing football, I will enjoy hearing Leon Zabava, Maggie Rodriguez and David Wickersham debate on what the problem is with the over paid guys who play football in the Jerry Dome in North Texas. Maybe just maybe, injuries is what the doctor ordered. Can it truly hurt a team, which appears to be no better than they were last season?
As for me, I am counting down to September 1st when the University of Texas Longhorns open their season at home against the Wyoming Cowboys. I am really excited to see if the Horns rushing game will be able to stand the test of a much improved Big 12 Conference. With local talent like Malcom Brown in the back-field, I think Mack Brown will have a recipe for success which will have the Horns in the top 10 when it is all said and done.
Locally, the first week of scrimmages gave area football coaches an idea of where they stand exactly. Despite it being early in the game, the Eagles and Indians will receieve an “A-” on reports that I either recieved or caught in person. The Charlotte Trojans will get a “B” and the Poteet Aggies get a “C+” on my weekly report card.
The great thing is, each of these programs are led by very dedicated coaching staffs. Keep in mind, Charlotte and Poteet are both under new leadership and it takes time to implement new schemes and tactics. Let’s hope they both can help their programs rise in 2012 to new levels.
In the world of volleyball, the Pleasanton Lady Eagles captured a tournament title at Ft. Sam Houston. Although it was great to see Pleasanton get out to an 8-1 start to their season, the competition they have faced thus far has not been very tough. If they can finish in the top three this weekend in Devine, we will know Aguirre really has his squad on the road toward a successful season.
On press night, I was really impressed on how Coach Angelica Garcia and her Poteet Agates battled at home against a traditionally tough 2A Marion Lady Dog squad. Despite a four game loss, the Agates looked really good at times.
As far as Jourdanton, Charlotte and McMullen Co. go, I have not seen them enough in action to relay judgement.
This will be a crazy week around the sports world. We will be covering two big volleyball tournaments, as well as putting together our 2012-2013 Brush Country Football Preview!
In closing, I would like to thank David Wickersham, Leon Zabava, Maggie Rodriguez, Joe David Cordova and Marissa Valdez for helping make the Express Sports section a success!