Pigskin preview: Bovina has lots of holes to fill

District 3-1A Division II

2012 record: 5-7

• Coach: Hector Guevara (8th year, 43-38)

• Returning starters (offense): 4

• Returning starters (defense): 4

• Last playoff appearance: 2012, the Mustangs lost to Wellington 56-20 in the area (second) round.

• Things 2 look 4: The Mustangs have made the playoffs every year except one under Guevara. They reached the third round in each of the previous two seasons. … Junior QB Joseph Casas has started since the middle of his freshman season. … Guevara hopes his cousin, senior Alejandro Guevara, can help pick up the slack for graduated RB Marco Terrones, who rushed for more than 2,000 yards. “He’s had plenty of reps, so I feel good there,” the coach said.

• Biggest area of concern: Experience. “We lost a lot of good kids,” Guevara said. “I think the ability of our kids to transfer from the JV (junior varsity) level to varsity will be the biggest concern.”

• Coach’s take: “Our first six games are like building blocks to get us ready for district. We’re going to have to keep everybody healthy; that’s the No. 1 key. And we have to keep improving in certain areas.”

— Compiled by Dave Wagner

ROSTER

No. Name Yr. Ht. Wt. Pos.

5 Joseph Casas Jr. 5-7 130 WR/DB

6 Bernabe De La Cruz Jr. 5-8 150 RB/DB

7 David Velo Sr. 5-10 160 OL/SS

9 Gabriel Hancock Sr. 5-6 130 WR/DB

12 Efrian Martinez Jr. 6-0 180 TE/LB

15 Pedro Dominguez Jr. 5-8 150 WR/DB

20 Luis Garcia Sr. 5-10 170 WR/LB

21 Alejandro Guevara Sr. 5-8 150 RB/LB

25 Bryan Garcia Sr. 5-8 160 TE/DB

26 Israel Ramirez Jr. 5-8 150 WR/DB

30 Ramiro Carmona Sr. 5-9 130 WR/DB

42 Carlos Vaquer So. 5-7 130 WR/DB

50 Jairo Salas Sr. 5-10 150 OL/DL

55 J.C. Marufro Jr. 6-0 220 OL/DL

58 Jacob Reyna Sr. 6-1 170 OL/DL

64 Hector Lopez Sr. 5-7 160 OL/DL

66 Camilo Hernandez-De La Rosa So. 5-11 250 OL/DL

71 Alexis Oliva Sr. 5-9 170 OL/DL

73 Leonel Carrillo Jr. 5-11 180 OL/DL

74 Joel Salas Jr. 5-10 220 OL/DL

76 Diego Perez Sr. 5-10 236 OL/DL

 

Schedule (Times Central)

August: 29 — vs. Panhandle at Amarillo, 4:30 p.m.

September: 6 — Boys Ranch, 7:30 p.m.; 13 — at Amarillo Highland Park, 7:30 p.m.; 20 — Dimmitt, 7:30 p.m.; 27 — at Hale Center, 7:30 p.m.

October: 4 — at Ralls, 7:30 p.m.; 11 — Farwell, 7:30 p.m.-x; 25 — at Morton, 7:30 p.m.-x.

November: 1 — Sudan, 7:30 p.m.-x; 8 — at Springlake-Earth, 7:30 p.m.-x.

x-Denotes district game.

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