HSF: Mercedes (News Offense, No Problem)
POSTED: Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 11:42pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:34pm
New head coach, new offensive coordinator, new mentality -- it's a rare mixture for success -- but it's working in the Valley's 4A programs. Mercedes fields their districts second ranked offense. Doing so under new head coach Mike Uribe and his new Offensive Coordinator, Paul Reyes. The two coached together at McAllen High a few years back -- all together, Reyes has 22 years of experience on the sidelines. Last season he oversaw star Bulldog Q-B Adrian Leal -- a mobile machine on the gridiron. And the first thing he noticed upon arrive in Mercedes, was that the same success could come to the Tigers senior signal caller, Albert Chavez. A team known for their running success, transformed into a spread offense. Chavez soared -- tripling almost every statistical category, and finishing the regular season with the second most touchdowns in the Valley.
Tigers will play in the area round of the playoffs this weekend in Kingsville.