Aug 7, 2013 6:17 PM by Drew Collins - firstname.lastname@example.org
CORPUS CHRISTI - West Oso got off to a promising start last season, then crumbled down the stretch - posting a 1-4 district record. The Bears are determined not to let that happen again.
"What excites me the most is that we're actually playing as a team," wide receiver Andres Luna said. "Last year we had some individuals. At first we started playing as a team and then we started breaking up towards the end, and this year I think we really have a great team."
Coach Eric Luster's squad returns six starters on offense and five on the defensive side of the ball. The Bears lost a lot of talent from last year's team, but makes up for it in other areas.
"We lost a lot of talent last year, but we're replacing that talent with guys who just work hard and I'm real excited about that," Luster said.
"I think we're going to be real good," cornerback Domingo Ybarra said. "Everybody has been working hard and we've been talking about finishing and our goal this year is to go to the playoffs."
The Bears are optimistic about this season, and they know it is not going to be easy. West Oso is in district 30-3A, with schools like Sinton and Ingleside - who is ranked #22 in Class 3A by Dave Campbell's Magazine.
"The front runners right now are Ingleside and Sinton like it always is," Luster said about the district. "I'll put us up there with the other guys after that. You take four teams to the playoffs this year and that's real exciting for our kids, and we're working towards that."
Dave Campbell's 30-3A Rankings:
3. Orange Grove
5. West Oso