Panthers on the Prowl
WESLACO – The Panthers have been on the prowl in coach Michael Salinas’ second year with the program. After winning just three games last year, Weslaco is 10-1 this year.
They rolled right into the playoffs, knocking off Harlingen 25-14 in the bi-district round.
“It’s exciting because we haven’t done it in a long time,” said senior defensive end Seth Sanchez. “We got a playoff win last week. We’re just trying to get better every day and execute.”)
The Panthers have executed on both sides of the ball all year long. On offense, they’ve been led by junior quarterback Jacob Cavazos, who has shown an ability to score with his arm and his legs.
“As a unit we’ve come closer together,” said Cavazos. “We’ve executed the plan the coaches have put in place. We understand what we need to get done. We don’t go in confused or anything. We know what has to be done. We’ve just been executing this week and moving the ball really well.”
Coach Salinas is happy with the turnaround in year two, but he’s hopeful the team can extend their season Friday afternoon in San Antonio.
“I’m really excited and proud of our kids for their effort and where they are today,” said Salinas. “Obviously, we’re happy where we are but we are not satisfied. We want to continue to get better. Looking forward to playing a really good Laredo United football team.”
Friday’s game will be at Farris Stadium in San Antonio with kickoff scheduled for 3:00 pm.