Game of the Week (Wk 7 2013) – Weslaco Panthers (5-1) @ Weslaco East Wildcats (4-2)

Game of the Week (Wk 7 2013) – Weslaco Panthers (5-1) @ Weslaco East Wildcats (4-2)

2013 Week 7 Texas High School Football Game Of The Week

East won their only match-up last year 24-0.

2013 Schedules:

at Edcouch-Elsa (5-1) (L 14-35)
at Donna (4-2) (W 20-17)
at McAllen Memorial (3-3)* (W 41-14)
vs PSJA Memorial (1-5)* (W 14-7)
at McAllen Rowe (2-5)* (W 47-23)
vs PSJA North (0-7)* (W 35-14)
PF (171) PA (110)

Weslaco East:
at Eagle Pass (2-4) (W 28-21)
vs CC Calallen (5-0) (L 0-48)
vs PSJA North (0-7)* (W 47-10)
at McAllen (6-0)* (L 20-28)
vs Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (4-3)* (W 27-14)
at San Benito (3-4)* (W 14-0)
PF (136) PA (121)

31-5A Standings
McAllen (6-0)(4-0)
Weslaco (5-1)(4-0)
Weslaco East (4-2)(3-1)
San Benito (3-4)(3-2)
McAllen Memorial (3-3)(2-2)
PSJA (4-3)(2-3)
PSJA Memorial (1-5)(1-3)
McAllen Rowe (2-5)(1-4)
PSJA North (0-7)(0-5)

Texas high school footballMike Says: Time for some Valley Football and the 2nd edition of the “Tinaco Bowl”. This will be Weslaco’s Head Coach Tony Villarreal’s 100th game at Weslaco. He has led them to a 67-32 record during his time with the Panthers. This rivaly game will be more important to East though. A loss here will put them in jeopardy of missing the playoffs with a 3-2 district record. I think that alone will give them the incentive they need to win this one. The WILDCATS win it 28-24!!

Texas high school footballChris Says:  It doesn’t get any better than this – the battle of Weslaco.   It is still very early in this rivalry, but rest assured it will be one of the great ones.  Weslaco East won easily last season but Weslaco is firing on all cylinders right now behind Eric Gonzales.  It won’t be enough though as East will take it once again. WILDCATS 30-27!!

Texas high school footballLSG Intern Zach Says: Somewhat of a tossup here between the crosstown rivals Weslaco and Weslaco East. The Wildcats dominated this matchup a season ago, blanking Weslaco 24-0 on the road. But this is a better Panther team than the one that went 5-6 a season ago, thanks to a potent rushing attack led by Eric Gonzales. Look for him to put up big numbers as the Panthers get revenge on the road. Panthers 28-21.

Texas high school footballLSG Intern William Says: Weslaco East shut out Weslaco last year so Weslaco will be looking for revenge. After Weslaco lost their first game to Edcouch-Elsa they have gotten better and better as the season has progressed. Weslaco East seemed to have shaken off the beat down that Calallen gave them earlier in the season and even played a tight game against a very good McAllen squad. This game will certainly bring the town of Weslaco to a halt and I don’t think home field advantage will help Weslaco East any, since the two schools are only about three miles away. Panthers win 41-30.

Texas high school footballLSG Writer Scott Says: In the second version of the Tinaco Bowl, Weslaco is looking to avenge a loss in the inaugural game to its newest rival. Weslaco has rattled off five straight victories following a season-opening loss to Edcouch-Elsa. Eric Gonzalez leads the way for Weslaco with 709 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Weslaco East counts on Saul Cuellar, who has rushed for 729 yards and eight touchdowns this season. Weslaco East wins it, 21-17.

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Weslaco East Hires 2nd Ever Head Coach

2013 Coaching Change: Weslaco East Wildcats

Old Head Coach: Armando Cuellar — Retiring after leading the Wildcats for the past 11 years to a 59-61 record. He has been the only coach for the Wildcats since they began varstiy play in 2002. His only other head coaching position was at Weslaco from 1996-1999 going 21-22. His all-time coaching record is 80-83. He has also been an assistant at Mercedes, Weslaco, McAllen Memorial, Progreso and Donna.

New Head Coach: Michael Burget — Was the offensive coordinator since 2006. This will be his first head coaching position.

Team News: The Wildcats have gone 45-14 since 2008.

Coaching changes for 2013.

by Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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2011 4A Weslaco East Wildcats Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Weslaco East Wildcats

District: 32-4A

Coach: Armando Cuellar Jr (9 years) 41-55-0 at Weslaco East; 62-77-0 all-time overall coaching record

Last Years Record: 11-2 overall 7-1 District

2010 Games:
vs Zapata (5-6) (W 55-22)
at San Benito (4-7) (W 47-6)
at *Juarez-Lincoln (2-8) (W 35-7)
vs *Mercedes (6-5) (W 21-6)
at *Pharr Valley View (3-7) (W 37-3)
vs *Roma (4-6) (W 70-20)
at *Rio Grande City (1-9) (W 38-14)
vs *Mission Veterans Memorial (10-2) (L 14-21)
at *Edcouch-Elsa (8-4) (W 31-20)
vs *Hidalgo (5-5) (W 63-28)

Playoffs: Division I Regionals
vs Corpus Christi Ray (7-4) (W 20-14) Bi-District
vs Victoria West (6-6) (W 42-35) Area
vs Cedar Park (13-1) (L 7-48) Regionals

Returning Lettermen: 28

Returning Starters: Offense: 8 Defense: 5

Key Players:
* OL Carlos Cuellar 1st Team All-State (AP) Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA) Graded 96 percent, 58 pancakes, no sacks allowed
* OL Sam Salazar 1st Team All-District
* OL Edgar Trejo 1st Team All-District
* LB Chris Belmares 1st Team All-District
* QB John Arevalo

LSG District Ranking: #1 (District 32-4A Champion)

LSG Region Ranking: #8

LSG State Ranking: #34

The Wildcats are coming off their best season in school history. They lost some talent in the backfield but with 8 offensive starters coming back including All-State OL Cuellar they will once again be very good in 2011.

* Playoff Appearances (4) 2007,2008,2009,2010

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 34-22

Last 9 year record: 41-55

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron

2011 LSG Team Previews


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A&M Consolidated Tigers
Abilene Eagles
Abilene Cooper Cougars
Allen Eagles
Arlington Martin Warriors
Austin Bowie Bulldogs
Austin Westlake Chaparrals
Cedar Hill Longhorns
Cibolo Steele Knights
Clear Creek Wildcats
Clear Springs Chargers
Converse Judson Rockets
Coppell Cowboys
Cypress Creek Cougars
Cypress Woods Wildcats
Denton Guyer Wildcats
DeSoto Eagles
Euless Trinity Trojans
Galena Park North Shore Mustangs
Harlingen Cardinals
Houston Memorial Mustangs
Laredo Alexander Bulldogs
Longview Lobos
Lufkin Panthers
Katy Tigers
Katy Cinco Ranch Cougars
Klein Collins Tigers
Mesquite Horn Jaguars
Midland Bulldogs
Odessa Permian Panthers
Pasadena Dobie Longhorns
Pearland Oilers
Port Arthur Memorial Titans
Round Rock Stony Point Tigers
San Antonio MacArthur Brahmas
San Antonio Stevens Falcons
San Antonio Wagner Thunderbirds
Southlake Carroll Dragons
The Woodlands Highlanders
Tomball Cougars
Tyler Lee Red Raiders
Aledo Bearcats
Austin Lake Travis Cavaliers
Bastrop Bears
Birdville Hawks
Brenham Cubs
Cedar Park Timberwolves
Corpus Christi Calallen Wildcats
Dallas Carter Cowboys
Dallas Highland Park Scots
Dayton Broncos
Denton Ryan Raiders
El Campo Ricebirds
Friendswood Mustangs
Frisco Liberty Red Hawks
Gregory-Portland Wildcats
Houston C.E. King Panthers
Houston Wheatley Wildcats
Kerville Tivy Antlers
La Marque Cougars
Manvel Mavericks
Mesquite Poteet Pirates
Montgomery Bears
Pearland Dawson Eagles
Port Lavaca Calhoun Sandcrabs
Port Neches-Groves Indians
San Angelo Lake View Chiefs
San Antonio Alamo Heights Mules
Smithson Valley Rangers
Stephenville Yellow Jackets
Tyler John Tyler Lions
Victoria East Titans
Waco Hewitt Midway Panthers
Weslaco East Wildcats
Wichita Falls Rider Raiders
Wylie Pirates
Alvarado Indians
Argyle Eagles
Aubrey Chaparrals
Athens Hornets
Brownwood Lions
Carthage Bulldogs
Celina Bobcats
Coldspring-Oakhurst Trojans
Cuero Gobblers
Dallas Madison Trojans
Geronimo Navarro Panthers
Gilmer Buckeyes
Henderson Lions
Ingleside Mustangs
Kirbyville Wildcats
Lucas Lovejoy Leopards
Monahans Loboes
Navasota Rattlers
Sealy Tigers
Snyder Tigers
Sweeny Bulldogs
Tyler Chapel Hill Bulldogs
West Columbia Roughnecks
West Orange-Stark Mustangs
Wimberley Texans
Axtell Longhorns
Boyd Yellow Jackets
Cameron Yoe Yoemen
Daingerfield Tigers
Edna Cowboys
Idalou Wildcats
Lago Vista Vikings
Lexington Eagles
Littlefield Wildcats
Newton Eagles
Omaha Paul Pewitt Brahmas
Refugio Bobcats
Rice Consolidated Raiders
Schulenburg Shorthorns
Tatum Eagles
Vanderbilt Industrial Cobras
Wall Hawks
West Rusk Raiders
Whitney Wildcats
Albany Lions
Canadian Wildcats
Falls City Beavers
Ganado Indians
Goldthwaite Eagles
Mart Panthers
Shiner Comanches
Windthorst Trojans