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Aug 26, 2013 6:26 PM by Drew Collins - dcollins@kristv.com

HS Football Previews: Taft Greyhounds

TAFT - The Greyhound are coming off a fairly successful 2012 campaign, and they say this season is going to be even better. Taft is ready to surprise football fans in South Texas.

To do that - the Greyhounds will have to do some damage in a tough District 16-2A DII, with the likes of Refugio and Banquete.

"It's going to be a good race," lineman Joe Castillo said. "We've got some good talent. Other teams have some talent as well, but if we keep working hard then I think we can come out on top."

The Greyhounds will count on Quarterback Jestin Flores, who racked up over one-thousand passing yards and over eight hundred rushing yards a season ago.

"In our district I think we're going to be coming out in at least first or second," Flores said. "I am not thinking last or anything under second place."

Coach Guajardo's club returns seven starters on both sides of the ball. The only two losses a season ago were to Refugio and Banquete.

The Greyhounds are poised to make it back to the playoffs, with a solid group of seniors.

"We have some pretty good skill kids," Guajardo said. "Experience is one of the keys that we do have coming back, we've never been the biggest, never been the fastest, but we do have some good working kids out here. It's a good group of seniors, one of the biggest groups that we've had coming through here."

Dave Campbell's District 16-2A DII Rankings:
1. Refugio
2. Banquete
3. Taft
4. Freer
5. Skidmore-Tynan
6. Riviera
7. Santa Gertrudis Academy
8. Hebbronville

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