Harlandale’s Jacob Saucedo is ready for the lights.

Jacob Saucedo throws in Harlandale’s Maroon and Gold Game. Photo: Diego Hernandez/SCTXF

It’s year one for Harlandale starting quarterback Jacob Saucedo who takes over a team in a growth transition. Saucedo set the bench last season with limited reps as he backed up Joseph Rodriguez who was successful in his own right. Now Saucedo looks to lead Harlandale back to the playoffs in a brand-new district.

Jacob has good size and stature, standing at a promising 6’2 with enormous upside. Harlandale’s offense will go as Saucedo goes. The quarterback position is crucial to any team’s success and the Indians have a good one. I asked Saucedo how he feels about taking over the offense “I’ll be ready to take over the team. This is something I’ve wished for a long time. We just have to keep working and continue to get better to be successful. Saucedo also says he’s definitely learning something new every day and believes the more reps he gets the more it will continue to help his learning curve as the off season progresses.

I also asked Saucedo what it’s like moving into the new SAISD district that also includes Alamo Heights “it’s pretty exciting going into this new district to show what we have as a team. I feel like we will be ready as a unit given the experiences, we’ve had in a really tough district these last two seasons. He also says “I feel like the team will be really good, we’re already looking good, and we got some dogs. We just got to get out there and keep working”

I agree with Saucedo, I believe Harlandale still has some work to do but this class has been working for a while against tough competition and I think they will surprise a lot of people this season. I fully expect Saucedo to have a banner season and for Harlandale to return to the playoffs.

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