The Comanche Indians varsity squad get thing kicked off this Friday night as they face the Eastland Mavericks here in Comanche at Indians Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
Eastland is bringing back most of their squad from last year including their highly skilled positions at QB, RB and WR. Their quarterback, Behren Morton is a four star recruit and has had offers from Southern California, Texas Tech and Texas A&M to play football.
Coach Hermesmeyer said the kids are excited to start the season against some quality opponents.
According to the Harris Ratting System Eastland is a seven point favorite. Eastland like to spread the ball around on offense and stack the line of scrimmage on defense
Comanche has a tough non district schedule including the 2A defending state champions, Mason Punchers. So the Indians should be prepared when district starts as they look to win a district championship for the fourth straight year.
Comanche scrimmaged against Bangs last Thursday. Bangs broke a lot of big plays during the scrimmage but Coach Hermesmeyer said that was because of misalignments on defense. He went on to say we are a young team and the boys are learning and getting better everyday.
There were many bright spots during the scrimmage and the Indians held Bangs scoreless during the live quarter.
A bright spot in the junior varsity game occurred when quarterback Miguel Martinez hit Alexzander Moore for a 60 yard touchdown.
2019 Comanche Indians Varsity Football Team: 1 Jorge Rios, 2 Blanton Gunter, 3 Bryce Hermesmeyer, 4 Hudson Welch, 5 Jonathan Collins, 6 Taelon Sorrells, 7 Cash Cook, 8 Aaron Suniga, 9 Matthew Gonzales, 11 Luke Wilson, 17 Oscar Rios, 20 Devon Price, 21 Logan Wilkerson, 22 Braxton Patterson, 25 Braylan Laminack, 30 Harrison Kolb, 40 RJ Pepper, 50 Harvey Constancio, 52 Ricardo Sanchez, 54 Jaton Pate, 55 Jeron Conine, 62 Brandon Kennedy, 63 Gaven Cottrell, 64 John Gilliam, 65 Christian Holmes, 66 Steve Davis, 68 Xavier Herrera, 72 Colt Salinas, 77 Nathan Wright, 81 Colton Davis
AD/ Head Coach: Stephen Hermesmeyer, Assistant Coaches: Scott Freeman (DC), Marty Wyatt, Tyler Talley, Richard Pringle, Daniel Sanchez, Kerry Huddleston, Roland Silva, Robert Kirkland
Student Trainers: Yancy Perkins, Shakia Wysong, ltzelle Espino, Luisa Jimenez, Cameron Dirickson