Eagles Edge Out Bucs to Make History

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Eagles Edge Out Bucs to Make History

Eve Stogner

Eve Stogner

Eve Stogner

Allyson Hein, Staff Writer

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Eagles came out with a win against the Miller Bucs 56-49 in the regional semi-finals on  Friday, Nov. 29 at Buccaneer Stadium at 2:00 p.m. 

Not only is this the first time Veterans Memorial has made it past round three in its’ short school history but also a first for a CCISD school to advance to the regional finals since 1988. 

“We’re very fortunate to be playing December ball,” James Villarreal, defensive line coach said. “It’s a privilege and I’m really proud of our guys.”  

There was over 11,000 people in attendance; extra bleachers brought in to accommodate more people.

“I knew the game would be full but that was so crazy,” Matthew Krall, varsity receiver said. “I was just glad both teams were able to put on a good show for those watching, it was a nailbiter until the last minute.”

They will now advance to play San Antonio Wagner Friday, December 6 in an attempt to make more history and make it to the state semi-finals.

“The game plan isn’t all that different,” Carter Senterfitt, varsity quarterback said. “We just have to go out and execute like we’ve been doing.” 

Wagner (owning a 12-1 record) has a stellar defense, a staggering seven shutouts during their regular season, six in a row at one point. The Eagles are ready for the challenge. 

“It’s really just small stuff we need to work on, those small things like mechanics will influence the big things and can make a difference,” Senterfitt said.

This game will differ from Miller’s in the aspect that Miller relies heavily on their passing game while Wagner is a very run-heavy team, relying on their speed.