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SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Rockport-Fulton Pirates Video included


New Rockport-Fulton football coach Jay Seibert is no stranger to South Texas football. A former Gregory-Portland player who spent time in Portland as an Offensive Coordinator, Seibert left a two-year gig at Troy, Texas to join the Pirates. More>>

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Kingsville Brahmas Video included


The Kingsville Brahmas have quietly been building a winning tradition here in South Texas the last couple years, and they're looking to continue that trend under a new head coach. The Brahmas promoted former Defensive Coordinator Teddy Carrier...

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Robstown Cotton Pickers Video included


It was close, but not quite for the Robstown football team in 2013. This year the Cottonpickers are focusing on doing whatever it takes to ensure themselves a sport in the Class 4A playoffs. Coach Enrique Gonzalez greeted 26 lettermen and 14 starters when two-a-days began in early August. Two weeks later he is even more convinced that the 'Pickers have what it takes for a trip to the postseason. More>>

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Beeville Trojans Video included


After a winless record in 2013, the Beeville Trojan football team is looking for a much-improved season this fall. Second-year coach Jimmie Mitchell lost just four seniors from last year's team and feels the wealth of experience his returning players received last year will pay big dividends in 2014. More>>

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Carroll Tigers Video included


Expectations are always high for the Carroll Tigers, but it's been several years since a district title was expected. That was the projection that several media outlets across the state put on the Tigers' shoulders in the newly created District 28-6A with Cibolo Steele out of the equation. Carroll returns a whopping 17 starters back... More>>

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: King Mustangs Video included


The King Mustangs have their best chance to win a district title in the last few season, and they hope to do it with speed and athleticism.Coach Eddie Hesseltine says this will be the fastest Mustangs' team he's had at King, but they'll have to likely knock off archrival Carroll to get to the district crown. The Mustangs will have nine starters back on defense with should help carry a fairly young offense early. Junior Spencer Manuel takes over at quarterback for multiyear starter Bronze Jack... More>>

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Ray Texans Video included


The Ray Texans are looking for big things in a bigger class in 2014.Ray leapfrogged up to the new Class 6A to join fellow CCISD schools Carroll and King, and also the San Antonio schools. Texans' Head Coach Cody Simper says his team is up to the challenge of overcoming that enrollment gap. More>>

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Miller Buccaneers Video included


The Miller Buccaneers will be major underdogs in 2014, and they wouldn't have it any other way. Miller is coming off a 3-7 season and is thrust into the the jam-packed District 30-5A with South Texas powers Calallen, Flour Bluff, Alice and G-P among others. The Bucs do have experience however with seven starters back... More>>

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Orange Grove Bulldogs Video included


The Orange Grove Bulldogs have shared or won three straight district titles outright, but if they;re able to do it for a fourth straight time in 2014 it might be their sweetest. That's because the Bulldogs move into District 16-4A DII alongside perennial Valley-power Port Isabel. The Bulldogs will be looking for a little payback on Halloween night... More>>

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Calallen Wildcats Video included


Many expect the Calallen Wildcats to once again compete for a district title in Coach Phil Danaher's 31st season at the helm.But this could be one of Danaher's toughest challenges yet as Calallen returns just four total starters from 2013, and not a single one on defense. More>>

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Refugio Bobcats Video included


The Refugio Bobcats are used to two things: making a deep postseason run, and having a prolific offense .They'll need to retool at the quarterback position in 2014 to make sure both of those continue. That's because Coach Jason Herring is having to replace Texas's all-time passing leader Travis Quintanilla who graduated in the Spring.

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Ingleside Mustangs Video included


The Ingleside Mustangs are looking to capitalize off a highly successful 2013 season, but in order to do it they're going to have to replace a stalwart behind center. Ingleside made the third round of the playoffs before falling to La Grange in the third round... More>>

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Sinton Pirates Video included


The Sinton Pirates had one of the most successful seasons in school history in 2013, and they're hoping to take it a step further this season.The Pirates advanced to the state semifinals where they were ousted by a far superior Fairfield team 56-13. Now the Sinton players are hoping to use that experience to make a run at the state title in the new Class 4A-Division II, lead by senior quarterback Tyler Handson.Sinton will face some stiff competition in their new district with archrival Ingles... More>>

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: West Oso Bears Video included


The West Oso Bears have struggled to be relevant on the football field in the last few years, but they're hoping that changes in 2014 with a new man at the helm.Former G-P and King assistant Scott Kilgore takes over the whistle on the sidelines as West Oso looks to rebound from a 2-8 year. The Bears will face district favorite Orange Grove and Valley-power Port Isabel in the new 4A-II District 16. More>>

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Alice Coyotes Video included


The Alice Coyotes had a bad taste left in their mouths last year, but now they have a chance to exact a measure of revenge against the team that ended their season.Alice was eliminated in the second round by rival Calallen 42-0 in a game that was over seemingly before it began. Now the two will once again be district mates as a part of the nine-team monster district 30-5A. The Coyotes will play host to the 'Cats in the second district game on September 19th. More>>

SPORTS BLITZ PREVIEW: Moody Trojans Video included


The Moody Trojans have their work cut out for them in 2014 with one of the toughest districts in the Coastal Bend.Moody will be a part of the new nine-team mega-district 30-5A with the likes of Calallen, Flour Bluff, Alice, G-P, T-M, Miller and the Victoria schools. On top of that, the Trojans must find a way to replace starting QB Michael Cantu, who is UT-bound as part of the Longhorns' baseball team. More>>

Calallen Using Summer to Prepare For New Players, Coaches Video included


The Calallen Wildcats were predicted to win the new nine-team mega-district 30-5A by Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine, which normally wouldn't be surprising for any Phil Danaher-coached team. This year's version of the 'Cats will be vastly inexperienced however as Calallen returns just four starters total on both sides of the ball... More>>

Rockport Readies For State 7-on-7 Tournament Video included


The Rockport-Fulton Pirates are gearing up for the 2014 season, but first they'll get to compete against the state's best in the 7-on-7 tournament.The Pirates qualified for the tourney down in Weslaco this past weekend. The Rockport players say they're excited to get the offense going and turn some heads up in College Station next month. The Pirates will be competing in the division two bracket on Texas AM's campus July 10th and 11th. More>>

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