6-man District 2
z Coach: Leonard Velasquez (1st year, 0-0; 1st year overall at Dora)
z 2009 record: 3-5 (competed as an independent in 6-man)
z Returning starters (offense): 5
z Returning starters (defense): 5
z Top returning players: Michael Puebla, Sr., RB/LB; Anthony Maloney, So., RB/LB; Ismael Machado, Sr., T/LB.
z Possible breakout player: Tyler Sites, So., RB/DB.
z The big switch: “Everybody will be playing different positions this year,” Velasquez said.
z Biggest hole(s) to fill: Quarterback.
z Lunchpail guy: Ivan Arzate. “He’s just that type of kid who will do what you ask of him,” Velasquez said.
z Hardest hitter: Chase Varnell, Jr., TE/C.
z Biggest early-season test: Clovis Christian in Week 1. “They’re moving down after playing 8-man football,” Velasquez said.
z Keys to 2010 season: “Our seniors have been stepping up and making sure things are being done by the younger players,” Velasquez said. “Staying healthy and improving from week to week is key to how we (do).”
z Coach’s overview: “I feel we can be pretty competitive with the numbers and the talent that we have on our football team. The key is keeping everybody healthy and getting better every week. We want to develop this program and instill a winning tradition that our community will be very proud of year in and year out.”
z Last playoff appearance: none.
z State titles: none.
z 2010 schedule
August: 27 — Clovis Christian, 3 p.m.
September: 3 — at Roy/Mosquero, 6:30 p.m.; 10 — Vaughn, 3 p.m.; 17 — at San Jon, 3 p.m.; 24 — at Lake Arthur, 7 p.m.-x.
October: 1 — at Hondo, 7 p.m.; 8 — House/Grady, 3 p.m.; 15 — Valley Christian, 3 p.m-x.; 22 — Elida, 3 p.m.-x.
x — district game
Player Yr. Pos.
Armondo Arzate So. C/LB
Eddie Arzate 8th WB/CB
Sergio Arzate Sr. WB/CB
Jacob Arzola Sr. QB/CB
Luke Cathey 8th G/T
Koby Cone Fr. G/T
Derrick Garcia Fr. WB/CB
Michael Goodwin 8th LB/TE
Ismael Machado Sr. G/DT
Anthony Pena So. FB/LB
Michael Puebla Sr. WB/LB
Patrick Rogers Sr. FB/LB
Tyler Sites So. QB/CB
Chase Varnell Jr. TE/C
Alexis Villanueva Sr. G/DT
Joel Villanueva Fr. G/T
Jestin Watson Fr. QB/LB
Sammy Watson Sr. LB/TE
Dale Wortham Fr. TE/CB
— Compiled by Clarence Plank