Team Preview: Mathis Pirates

The Pirates will be in district 15 3AD1 along with Edna, Industrial, CC London, Goliad, Palacios and Aransas Pass. Edna, Industrial, London and Goliad were all playoff teams last year.

Head Coach: Trae Stevens

2021 Results: 3-7

Returning Starters: 4 offense, 4 defense

Key Players: RB Ethan Ybarra, DE/FB Xaiden Veliz, LB Zedrick DeLeon, DB/RB Geovani Sarmiento, QB E.J. Montemayor, LB Izaiah Dominguez, OL Eleasar Jiminez, OL/DE Kevin Odoam, OL Zavion Rodriguez, WR Duke Bernal, LB Christopher Gonzales


“We’re going to be a little young. We did lose the heavy senior class about 15 deep. Couple guys I’m really excited about… he’s a defensive lineman for us. He’s also played some offensive line for us. He’s actually going to switch and move to a little bit of fullback and h for us. Xaiden Veliz, All South Texas defense lineman for us last year. He’s going to be a senior. He will be a four-year varsity football player for us this year. Another guy is Zedrik DeLeon. Zedrik started at some linebacker for us last year. He also started at running back and slot receiver for us this past year. We’ll use both of those guys on both sides of the football this year. Those two guys I want to give an extra compliment to because all this stuff you see – all those guys at breakfast club, all those things – those two guys play a big part in that. It’s a lot of me not having to go talk to people about stuff. Those guys are getting them up here to work after school. It’s real senior leadership. Those two guys are gonna be huge for us.

We’re gonna have some big guys up front on the offensive line. Zavion Rodriguez will be our starting left tackle. Zach Rivas is going to play the o-line for us. Those guys have been silly strong. They’ve been making big gains in the weight room. We’re going to be young on the skill side of it but what I’m excited about is the senior leadership because this senior group will be the first group that has been here with us with this with this coaching staff and this program for four full years. This group was eighth graders when I got here in the spring. His would be the first group that I we get to have as coaching staff all four years. We’re excited to go to work now.”

2022 Schedule

8/26 , 7:30 PM – at  Ingleside   

9/1 , 7:00 PM – vs  Taft   

9/9 , 7:30 PM – at  Odem   

9/16 , 7:30 PM – vs  George West   

9/23 , 7:30 PM – at  Palacios *  

9/30 , 7:30 PM – vs  Vanderbilt Industrial *  

10/7 , 7:30 PM – at  Goliad *  

10/21 , 7:30 PM – vs  Aransas Pass *  

10/28 , 7:30 PM – at  Edna *  

11/4 , 7:30 PM – vs  Corpus Christi London *  

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