Pearsall Looks To Extend School-Record Playoff Run In 2017

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The Pearsall Mavericks finished third in District 14-4A DII last season, with its only league losses to Crystal City and Devine.

The Mavericks went 4-1 in non-district before throttling Poteet (34-6) and Lytle (60-20). Pearsall closed regular season with a 27-2 thumping of Carrizo Springs before getting bounced out of the playoffs by Wimberley in the bi-district round for the third-straight year

Pearsall has made the playoff four years in a row, which surprisingly is a school record considering the Mavericks made the state quarterfinals four times in the 1950’s.

Key Losses
RB Justin Munoz, WR Quaid Embry, OT JR Torres

The offense loses quite a bit of talent to graduation, including first-team all-district selections in Munoz, Embry, Torres and Bubba Cuevas.

Key Returners
DT Scotty Perez, LB Carson Neal, OG Juan Salazar

The Mavericks will have lots of experience returning on defense with Scotty Perez, Meme Vela and Matt Gonzales on the line and Carson Neal at linebacker.

Salazar was a first-team all-district selection last season. Perez also play on the O-line, and Jessie Elizondo plays center.

The Verdict

While Pearsall loses a lot in offense they have experience coming back on defense. That’s not a bad thing because the Mavericks only allowed 18 points a game last season, and the 2017 defense should be even better.

The season starts September 1 at San Antonio Burbank, and SA Memorial comes to Pearsall September 8, followed by a home game against Blanco. Pearsall can get revenge at home on September 29 against Jourdanton, which was the only team to beat the Mavericks in non-district last season.

District opens October 13 at Poteet.

 

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