After four wins in 2018, Reagan County is hopeful some of last season’s youth can pay off with experience this fall.
“It’s been good, because they had to grow up a lot last year,” said head coach Blake Weston. “They had to grow up there – kinda baptism-by-fire as sophomores.”
The Owls return five starters on both sides of the ball. Offensively, wide receiver Juan Martinez moves under center trying to make his mark as a quarterback.
“He’s a good manager of the offense,” said Weston. “He gets the ball into the right people’s hands. We’ve got quite a few backs this year that can make things happen.”
As a whole, the Owls sport a roster full of impact juniors. First and foremost, there are the twins – Isaiah and Isaac Perez lead the way on defense, helping to set the tone as leaders.
“We like to compete against each other, that’s what makes us better,” Isaac said. “When we like to compete against each other, the players want to compete against each other. Then, we just compete with our varsity team against our varsity team.”
“When we’re out there, everybody’s going on and on. Every play, going fsst,” said Isaiah. “If you jog, there’s punishment for that. You know how that goes.”
“Kids are flying around, getting to the football,” said Weston. “Defense is about effort, getting lined up, and flying to the football. Right now, we’re doing a really good job of that.”