The first week of the 2014 Texas high school football regular season is finally here. Tomorrow afternoon, the Uvalde Coyotes will begin to prepare for their first opponent of the year. The Uvaldeans will travel to San Antonio on Friday to play the McCollum Cowboys.
One of the new faces in the Uvalde High School athletic department this school year is not a coach. Sarah Contreras is the new UHS athletic department secretary. Contreras has been hired to fill the position left vacant by longtime UHS athletic secretary Jill Stoy, who retired from the position last spring.
The Uvalde Coyotes will make their first appearance of the 2014 football season in the Honey Bowl tomorrow night when they host the Crystal City Javelinas for a scrimmage. Varsity action between the Coyotes and the Javelinas is scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. and that action will be preceded by sub-varsity scrimmage competition at 6 p.m.
The Uvalde High School tennis team will host a pair of dual-team tennis matches at the UHS Tennis Center on Saturday. Beginning at 9 a.m., the Uvaldeans will take on San Antonio Jefferson. They will go up against Laredo United South in competition starting at 1:30 p.m.
Uvaldean Drew Kirkpatrick has been selected to play in the Blue-Grey All-America Bowl football game scheduled for Dec. 14 at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium. Kirkpatrick recently was informed that he has been selected to participate in the game.
Uvalde won one match and lost one match in dual-team tennis action Wednesday at the Uvalde High School Tennis Center. Coach Terri Rambie’s Coyotes and Lobos topped the Laredo LBJ Wolves, 13-6, but lost a 13-6 decision to the Floresville Tigers and Jaguars.
The Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club wrapped up its 2014 youth rodeo season with the annual UYRC awards banquet Monday night. Members of the club were acknowledged for their work this summer and prizes were awarded.
The Uvalde Coyotes will top off their second week of football practice Saturday morning with a controlled scrimmage against the Del Rio Rams at Del Rio. Varsity scrimmage action between the Coyotes and the Rams is scheduled to get underway at 10 a.m. Saturday at Del Rio’s Walter Levermann Rams Stadium and will be preceded by sub-varsity scrimmage competition at 9 a.m.
Saturday morning at the Uvalde High School Tennis Center, UHS will host team tennis competition against San Antonio Wagner and San Antonio Burbank. Coach Terri Rambie’s Coyotes and Lobos will take on the Wagner Thunderbirds in varsity action, while her junior varsity will play the Burbank Bulldogs.