Our inner Atascosa County teams have finished with their pre-season scrimmages and will begin regular season play this Friday evening,
As usual, it’s difficult to gauge the amount of improvement in teams until some games are ‘under their belts’.
Aggies will host Jourdanton’s
Indians in the first regular season football game at their impressive new football stadium. This is a wonderful venue for Poteet’s gridiron program.
Poteet’s Aggies look for improvement this year, returning seven offensive starters and four defensive starters.
The Ags went 1-9 last season and are rebuilding. In District play, Poteet will be in newly realigned District 14-4A DII.
Their first regular season opponent, Jourdanton, is coming off a 9-2, 2A, Division I, Area Finalist campaign in 2013. They have five offensive and four defensive starters returning from that playoff team.
Jourdanton will be playing in realigned District 15-4A, Division II.
Pleasanton, now in District 15-4A, Division I, will begin regular season play at the Spring Sports Complex, Friday night, playing the San Antonio Edison Bears. Last season the Eagles were a 40-7 victor over the Bears.
The Eagles return five offensive and four defensive starters from a 9-3, 3-A, Division I bi-district finalist campaign. There is a bit of rebuilding of the squad. I expect the green and white to improve as the season progresses.
Edison is competing in 28-5A this season and returns a good number of starters, seven offensively and six on defense. The Golden Bears went 3-7 last year and I foresee improvement this year with the return of returning quarterback Jonathan Hernandez. He passed for 503 yards on 162 attempts with nine touchdowns passing and another two running.
Charlotte’s Trojans will trek over to San Marcos Baptist Academy in their season opener, Friday evening. CHS was a 45-12 victor over the Bears last year.
The Trojans, now play- ing in District15-2A, Division II, list seven starters both ways from a 4-7 bi-district finalist team last season. They look to be improved.
Meanwhile, San Marcos Baptist Academy boasts seven offensive and all nine defensive starters returning from last season’s 1-9 campaign. Here are grid picks for beginning gridiron action in this area:
Highlands by 13 over Floresville
Brackenridge by 20 over Jay
Burbank by 1 over Southside
Pleasanton by 14 over Edison
Devine by 7 over Harlandale
Antonian by 14 over Jefferson
Central Catholic by 7 over Lanier
Uvalde by 23 over Mc- Collum
Bandera by 7 over Sam Houston
Medina Valley by 14 over Navarro
Somerset by 13 over Pt. Lavaca Calhoun
Boerne by 1 over Hondo
Blanco by 14 over Canyon Lake
Giddings by 1 over Gonzales
La Vernia by 14 over Wimberley
Lytle by 13 over Cole
Carrizo Springs by 7 over Memorial
Jourdanton by 20 over Poteet
Charlotte by 21 over San Marcos Baptist Academy
Falls City by 7 over D’Hanis