PSJA Unleashing Air Assault
SAN JUAN – As the day began at PSJA High School, the Bears were practicing their passing plays Tuesday morning.
The Bears’ air assault has been led by senior quarterback Trey Guajardo. When he’s on, it’s hard to beat PSJA>
“He’s developed so well,” said coach Lupe Rodriguez. “Last year, it was more of implementing the offense and him getting to know our offensive schemes. This year, he’s done a better job with the chemistry with all the receivers. They’ve kind of grown into the system.”
The Bears have found different ways to attack defenses, but for the most part, the offense centers around one main idea. Guajardo is going to get plenty of chances to air it out.
“I know a big question coming into this year was if we were going to be as strong as we were last year receiver wise and myself as well,” said Guajardo. “I feel like the chemistry that we have going right now is huge. I’ve adjusted myself to my receivers. They have tremendous speed and I think that helps a lot.”
PSJA’s prolific passer was on the money last week, as he found receivers all over the field. Before the night was over, Guajardo would throw for a career-high 498 yards and seven touchdowns.
It’s the second time this year, the senior throws 7 TD’s, which by the way, ties the Valley’s single-game record held by his coach.
With all the success he’s had so far, one has to wonder, can the Bears’ QB break the record?
“I can see that happening,” said Rodriguez. “I would love nothing more than one of my own to do that. He’s come close twice and I’m hoping pretty soon here, he has an opportunity to do it and surpass that. That would be a great honor.”
But what’s better than records? Wins.
Guajardo says he wants to do his part to make sure the Bears bring more home.
And great accuracy is helping. The senior has completed 70 percent of his passes. Out of 143 attempts, only one pass has been picked off.
“I’m a perfectionist,” said Guajardo. “That’s what I try to do. Week by week, I’m just trying to meet my goals. It’s starting to pay off and it’s starting to show all the hard work I’ve put in.”
“Every week, it’s something new that the defense is offering to our skill guys and he’s done a great job of finding the open hopes,” said Rodriguez. “The receivers have done a great job as well.”
Guajardo has committed to play baseball at UTRGV.
For now, the future Vaqueros is starring as the Bears’ gunslinger.
PSJA takes on rival PSJA North Friday in Pharr.