Friday At Aransas Pass: Pirates To Tackle Panthers
Oct. 2, 2008
Sinton will have to regroup from a huge win last Friday to face one their staunchest rivals- Aransas Pass.
The team collectively played their best game of the year minus two starters in Roy Perez and Shane Segovia, and pulled off a huge win.
They will be minus Segovia again this week due to some muscle strains above one of his ankles. Perez, nursing a deep thigh bruise, practiced al week and should be ready to go, allbeit not full speed.
One casualty to the line-up this week comes in the offensive line where Senior Mark Breon will be sidelined with a mild Staph infection. Other than that, the contingent should be ready to go up against the 0-3 Panthers with high hopes. The Pirates must be guarded, for they will not want the "over-confidence" level to march that of West Oso, who lost big to winless Robstown a week ago.
Of note, Coach Tom Allen eyes Aransas Pass as a dangerous foe. "They're scary," he said, "They are much better than their record or scores that have been put up against them...they are big and physical." The scouts indicate that the Panthers are a very balanced football team as far as run to pass ratio indicates. "I feel they want to be balanced, but in fact have not been able to get there because they have fallen behind in so many games and had to resort to the pass," Coach Allen added.
Against Rockport Fulton, a good 4A team, the Panthers yielded several TD's to the Pirates turnovers. "You can't do that in hopes of winning," the Pirate mentor said.
Aransas Pass' primary offensive sets are the "I" and the balanced 'slot', and will also run from the spread shifting to four recievers. Their two best athletes on offense are #21, Jacobly Williams, a senior. He is very shifty and very fast...real fast. Coach Allen is of the opinion that he's not the back Joesph Maldonado (Hebbronville) was, but other than that is as good as Sinton as seen.
The QB, Tim Robles #10 is a very good leader, and is running he offense for the second year and shows a lot of experience. Defensively the 'Cats line-up in a variable of the '50'. Jacobly Williams is again the athlete to contend with as a corner. Micheal Anderson, #8, at defensive end drew a lot of praise as did Ryan Galvan, #11 at strong safety .
"They have had a lot of negative things happen to them, turnovers and just bad luck- that's why I'm concerned - they are a better football team than their record," Allen added.
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