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Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Eagles open up football workouts
Preseason practice began Monday morning for the Pecos Eagles’ football team, with almost all of the expected varsity roster making it to the opening morning workout at Eagle Stadium.
“I think we had 36 of them, and on the JV I think we had 34, so we had 14 who didn’t show up on the JV we were expecting,” said Chris Henson, who begins his third season as Eagles’ head coach.
“Right now we’ve got about four spots open on the varsity, since we want to carry 40 kids, so we’re looking to move up s few JV kids who are busting their tails looking for those spots,” he added.
Pecos is trying to bounce back from last year’s 2-8 season, and return 27 players from that team. Henson said most of the players had done some workouts during the summer, though a few did get sick during the opening morning of conditioning drills.
“We only had two on the varsity who failed to get their lifts that they ended the season with, so we’re in pretty good shape right now,” he said.
The preseason workouts were changed up slightly this season. Incoming freshmen workout sessions have been moved to the evenings, while the sections each group is working on at the varsity and JV levels were switched up for this season.
“We changed things up for the JV to go through the offense, while the varsity did defense,” he said. “The JV got 100 times more reps than they normally because we were focusing on the varsity the other way. The coaches are happier and I think it’s going to help us in the future.”
“Going through the reps, they picked them up well from last year. There’s not as much standing around and more work you can get done,” he added.
Henson said other than a few players who changed positions from a year ago, most of the players are now familiar with the system.
“We’re three years into the program, so they’re jumping right into it. We don’t have to spend time going slowly learning the system, and get to concentrate on the smaller details,” he said.
Full-contact drills in pads will start on Friday for the Eagles. Pecos’ first scrimmage is on Aug. 16 against Seminole, while their regular season opener is Aug. 29 against Alpine.
Dominguez, Aguilar win top flight in Rotary golf
George Dominguez and Josh Agular came away with first place in the top flight of the Pecos Rotary Club’s Adult-Youth Golf Tournament, held over the weekend at the Reeves County Golf Course.
The two shot a 61-62-123 to win the first flight title, five strokes against of Robert and Bobby Florez, who shot 64s both days for a 128 score. Tim and Tatum Windham took third place, with a 67-64-131 score.
In the Second Flight, Layne and Lauren Nutt won first place with a score of 69-66-135, one shot ahead of Keith and Jared Windham, who shot a 70-66-136.
Steve and Kaleb Valenzuela were third, with a 70-67-137 total.
In the Third Flight, Erasmo Acosta and Pedro Cano took first place, shooting a 73-69-142. Frank and Becky Jimenez won a chip-off for second, beating out Chad Evans and Ari Alligood, after both teams shot 73s on Saturday and Sunday for 146 totals.
In the Fourth Flight, Larry Martinez and Larry Martinez Jr. took first with a chip-off over Gilbert and Bryson Abila, after both teams shot 74-71-145 scores. Placing third were Alvaro and Katrina Hinojos, with a 75-76-150 score.
Chip-offs decided all three places in the Fifth Flight. Juan Cano and Ashley Jaso shot an 80-77-157 and won the flight in a chip off over Rudy Nunez ad Derick Jaso, who shot an 81-76-157, while James Acker and James Acker III won a chip-off for third over Don and Brittany Alligood, after both teams shot 80-79-159s for the tournament.
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