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North Shore does it the old fashioned way... they earn it?
The Mustangs pounded Atascocita 44-20 in the Class 6A DI Region III Final to go 13-1 on the season.
North Shore went old school and pounded the rock with senior Xavier Owens, who had two scores on the night.
VYPE caught up with Owens to talk about the win.
VYPE: The offense was able to lean on the run tonight. How were you and the offense able to find ways to get the run game going?
OWENS: Every time we play Atascocita we all know each other it’s always a great atmosphere. We feed off the crowd's energy and team's energy and make it work. My line kept their heads down and gave me little creases to hit and I took advantage of every opportunity. We kept our heads up and played as a team
VYPE: How much impact did your defense have on the offense's success?
OWENS: Defense showed up big time and made some big time plays. They didn’t give up on us when we didn’t answer, but we answered back when it matter. The defense kept us on our toes
Up next is Lake Travis in the State Semis on Saturday at 3 pm. The game will be held at Reeves Stadium in Round Rock, Texas. Owens will likely be there.
Nimitz is looking to find that playoff magic in 2022. The Cougars have only made one playoff appearance in program history. That came back in 2014.
D'Andre Wilson returns a solid roster, which includes District 14-6A Newcomer of the Year Flor Franco.
Also back are first-team, all-district picks Joseline Blanco, Erika Sanchez and Kimberly Mendoza.
For the Cougars, Franco will hold down the defense, while Blanco and Sanchez play at forward and Mendoza settles in at the middle.
Adriana Villalobos and Cristina Martinez were second-team, all-district picks a year ago as well, while Stefanie Sosa earned an honorable-mention nod.
Another name to remember is Angelica Armenta in the midfield and Vanessa Hernandez on defense.
Nimitz reached the playoffs a year ago but fell in the first round to The Woodlands, 2-1. So, what's in store for the Cougars this season?
They will have to replace District 14-6A Defensive MVP Pedro Orozco but have some pieces back.
Returning in 2022 include honorable-mention picks Jason Cardona and Alberto Diaz at center back and midfielder Omar Armendariz.
Other names to take note of include Alonso Salinas (center mid), Alex Castillo(goalkeeper), Jaret Vasquez (right back) and Jose Azurdia (left midfielder) for the Cougars.
We will see if Nimitz can push their way back into the playoffs in 2022, get their first playoff win since 2019 and reignite their run of playoff success.
They last reached theRegional Semis in 2017 and Regional Quarters in 2018.
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