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31-6A ALL-DISTRICT FOOTBALL TEAM 2021

January 8, 2021 SUPERLATIVES MVP: P.J. Rivera, Vela Co-Offensive Player of the Year: Chase Campbell, Vela Defensive Player of the Year: DL Jake Dufner (jr.) Vela FIRST TEAM OFFENSE FB Jean Carlo Reyes, North WR Yahir Rodriguez, North WR Justin Vega, Vela TE Jaden Tovar, Vela C Brandon Hinojosa, Vela G James Cantu, Vela TContinue reading “31-6A ALL-DISTRICT FOOTBALL TEAM 2021”

SELBERSPORTS.COM ALL-CITY FOOTBALL TEAM 2021

December 14, 2021 OFFENSIVE MVP: RB P.J. Rivera, Vela DEFENSIVE MVP: DL Jake Dufner (jr.) Vela COACH OF THE YEAR: Rene Guzman, EHS OFFENSE QB: (tie) Rolando Abrego, EHS; Chase Campbell, Vela RB: Ted Galvan, Vela RB: Jose Lozoya, Econ WR: Carlos Tamez (jr.) Vela WR: Justin Vega, Vela WR: Yahir Rodriguez, North OL: BrandonContinue reading “SELBERSPORTS.COM ALL-CITY FOOTBALL TEAM 2021”

SWEET 16 FOOTBALL:  VELA-VANDEGRIFT CLASH COMES OFF FRIDAY IN CORPUS

November 23, 2021 By Greg Selber So here it is. The Big One. After the SaberCats registered a 27-24 victory in the area round of the playoffs Saturday, they turned their attention to the regional round, and for the fifth time in school history will now try to become the first Blue and Black editionContinue reading “SWEET 16 FOOTBALL:  VELA-VANDEGRIFT CLASH COMES OFF FRIDAY IN CORPUS”

LEAP OF FAITH: SABES BELIEVE, RIVERA DELIVERS IN 27-24 AREA VICTORY OVER TAFT

SIZZLING SENIOR SETS SABE STANDARD, 380 RUSHING YARDS November 20, 2021 By Greg selber Let’s see … which one was the best? Like trying to figure out your best birthday present ever. Was it the bright shiny new bike at age 8, a whole box of baseball cards at age 12 … or the slightlyContinue reading “LEAP OF FAITH: SABES BELIEVE, RIVERA DELIVERS IN 27-24 AREA VICTORY OVER TAFT”

VELA SET FOR AREA GAME AT HOME; TAFT RAIDERS (9-2) COME KNOCKING SATURDAY

November 17, 2021 By Greg Selber Does one see the stars floating into place, beginning to align, and promising an opportunity of a lifetime? It certainly seems possible, on first blush, for a number of reasons. Start with the site. When Vela straps it on for the second stage of the Dance, after having beatenContinue reading “VELA SET FOR AREA GAME AT HOME; TAFT RAIDERS (9-2) COME KNOCKING SATURDAY”

THE VALLEY NEMESIS: A SKETCH OF SAN ANTONIO FOOTBALL THROUGH THE YEARS

November 17, 2021 [updated November 18, 2021] By Greg Selber As Vela prepares to take on San Antonio Taft Saturday in the area round of the state playoffs, the pregame history class in now in session. The Raiders once made it all the way to the state final, in 2001, before losing to Mesquite, 14-13.Continue reading “THE VALLEY NEMESIS: A SKETCH OF SAN ANTONIO FOOTBALL THROUGH THE YEARS”

NO PLACE TO ROAM: ‘CATS STYMIED IN 21-0 BI-DISTRICT LOSS AT HARLINGEN

November 13, 2021 By Greg Selber HARLINGEN – The last time they went to battle for a day game on the road, the result was a solid 21-0 Saturday victory over La Joya, back on Oct 16. This time, though, the stakes were way higher and so was the quality of opponent. For bi-district, itContinue reading “NO PLACE TO ROAM: ‘CATS STYMIED IN 21-0 BI-DISTRICT LOSS AT HARLINGEN”

THIS AND THAT … BOTH: VELA FACES DOWN TOUGH CHALLENGE FOR BI-DISTRICT W OVER SAN BENNY

November 11, 2021 By Greg Selber Reading the echoes of Thursday night implies a case of perspective and interpretation but also one of expectations. For those who see the glass as always half full, call them the optimists, the SaberCats 17-7 bi-district victory at home over San Benito was what it was, a ticket toContinue reading “THIS AND THAT … BOTH: VELA FACES DOWN TOUGH CHALLENGE FOR BI-DISTRICT W OVER SAN BENNY”

SECOND SEASON AHEAD: EHS, VELA IN ACTION FOR BI-DISTRICT

November 9, 2021 By Greg Selber The football playoffs arrive this week with a pair of town teams in action: Vela on Thursday at home against San Benito in Division II and Edinburg on Saturday afternoon at Harlingen, in a Division I matchup. VELA-SAN BENITO The SaberCats (10-0) wrapped up their sixth title in 10Continue reading “SECOND SEASON AHEAD: EHS, VELA IN ACTION FOR BI-DISTRICT”

PASEN LA TAREA: SABES STUDY AND LEARN AS PLAYOFFS NEAR: ANSWERS AND LESSONS IN THE OFFIN

November 5, 2021 By Greg Selber With the league championship wrapped up and the bye week in progress, the SaberCats were taking a quick breath, using the time off to rest a bit and get 100 percent healthy. And then get back to the rockpile as the playoffs approach. “The timing of the bye isContinue reading “PASEN LA TAREA: SABES STUDY AND LEARN AS PLAYOFFS NEAR: ANSWERS AND LESSONS IN THE OFFIN”