Five area players to shine at Shriners all-star football game
by Bruce Harper
May 07, 2012 | 3062 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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BEEVILLE – The high school football season never really ends in Texas. Five area seniors will get one last chance to don their pads and helmets at the Al Amin Shriners Football Classic on May 19 at 7 p.m. at Corpus Christi’s Buccaneer Stadium.

The Beeville Trojans will have quarterback Brooks Holder and fullback Ryan Rangel to help pace the East offense. Holder and Rangel helped lead the Trojans into the area round of the playoffs last fall. Rangel topped 1,500 yards in rushing.

The Skidmore-Tynan Bobcats will be represented by running back, defensive back Sonny Hernandez. Hernandez rarely left the field for head coach Dan Garza. He’s a versatile player and an explosive runner and receiver for the ‘Cats.

The Pettus Eagles will have quarterback and kicker Ryan Beck at the game along with the top Eagle linebacker Austin Carrillo. Beck, a four-year starter for the Eagles, was a dual threat to run or throw the ball from his QB slot. Beck also played a tough defensive backfield position when called upon by head coach Steve Marbach. Carrillo seemed to be in on every tackle the Eagle defense made last year. A leader by example, Carrillo got the most out of himself and his teammates with his spirited play.

The East team will be coached by Odem’s Andres Martinez, and Orange Grove’s Jerry Bomar will have coaching honors for the West squad.

Several college coaches will be scouting the game with an eye toward finding a hidden gem of a player yet to sign with a college program. Several players have already signed letters of intent and will get to test their skills against the best seniors the Coastal Bend has to offer.

A Friday night fish fry also will be part of the weekend festivities. It begins at 6 p.m. at the Al Amin Shrine at 2001 Suntide Road (off exit 7 on IH-37). Tickets for the fish fry are $7 apiece and game tickets are $6 each with programs selling for $2. Contact number to call is 361-241-5353.
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