Pigskin preview: Longhorns expect to be competitive in district

8-man District 1

• 2012 record: 8-4

• Coach: Kene Terry (third year, 10-13).

• Last playoff appearance: 2012, lost to Tatum in semifinals 28-24.

• Returning starters (offense): 4

• Returning starters (defense): 4

• Top returning players: Wesley Gudgell, Jr. , WR/CB/LB; Tyler Mehl, Sr., DB/RB; Wyatt Strand, Jr., QB/WR/S; Christopher Roberts, Sr., C/DE.

• Top newcomers: Larramy Roberts, Jr., RB/CB; Trey Daniels, Jr., G/DE/TE; Brinton Roach, So., LB/RB/QB.

• Possible breakout player: Daniels; Terry believes that Daniels is going to shine on defense as one of their defensive ends because he is strong and executes everything the right way with sound fundamentals.

• Lunchpail guy: Jesse Sanchez. He has not played for a few years though he is coming along well, Terry said. “This kid is tough and plays with a lot of heart, which all Longhorns have done throughout the years,” Terry said.

• Biggest early-season test: The season opener Friday at Tatum. A rematch of the 2012 semifinals matchup.

•  Coach’s take: “Our main thing is to get the new guys adjusted to the system throughout the year and work them into condition so we will have a chance come district. We are always competitive in district.”

Compiled by Thomas Garcia


No. Name Yr. Pos.

n/a Jerome Earle Fr. LB/DE

n/a Jesse Sanchez Jr. C/DL

n/a Riley Bruhn Fr. OL/DL

n/a Scott Earle So. C/OL

n/a Skyler Murray Jr. n/a

11 Wesley Gudgell Sr. WR/CB/LB

13 Tyler Meh Sr. DB/RB

22 Wyatt Strand Jr. QB/WR/S

40 Bronc Horn So. RB/DB

44 Larramy Roberts Jr. RB/CB

45 Christopher Roberts Sr. C/DE

52 Trey Daniels Jr. G/DE/TE

55 Brinton Roach So. LB/RB/QB

77 Jared Lubera So. WR/S

80 Ryan Bruhn So. TE/DE

82 Jason Lucero Jr. RB/TE

87 Michael Estrada So. WR/DB/QB



August: 30 — at Tatum, 7 p.m.

September: 6 — Carrizozo 7p.m.; 13 — at Alamo Navajo. 1 p.m.; 27 — at Melrose/Clovis Christian, 7 p.m.

October: 4 — Mountainair, 7 p.m.; 11 — Gateway Crhistian,7 p.m.-; 18 — Menaul , 7 p.m.-x; 25 —Springer, 7 p.m.-x;

November: 1 — at Foothill, 1 p.m.-x.

x-denotes district games

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