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Aug 23, 2013 4:38 PM by Drew Collins -

HS Football Previews: Odem Owls

ODEM - The Owls will count on the first several games of 2013 to gain experience before it's time for district play. Coach AJ Martinez's club returns just eight total starters, and 14 lettermen. But despite the inexperience, the Owls are confident heading into the season.

"They came out ready this year," Martinez said. "We had a lot of guys come out to summer workouts, and we had a good spring. We got a lot of youth this year but we have just enough experience that it's going to help that youth out - in terms of being a better ball club this year and learning as quickly as they can."

"We're coming from a lot of sophomores and juniors from last year and we lost a lot of seniors last year too so we're just trying to pick up the pieces from last year," wide receiver Zachary Morales said.

Odem's strength should be on the defensive front, led by Sammy Jasso and John Pesek.

"Based on 7 on 7 this summer - we had a really great turnout, we won a lot of games, so I think we're going to do pretty well this year," Pesek said.

Dave Campbell's District 16 2A D1 Rankings:
1. Aransas Pass
2. San Diego
3. Odem
4. Falfurrias
5. Mathis
6. Santa Rosa
7. Bishop


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