HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High in full gallop toward record-breaking effort

Lynn Imbier

Odessa Substantial quarterback Diego Cervantes (14) carries the ball toward the stop zone for a touchdown all through the second quarter of a sport against Lubbock Monterey Aug. 24 at Lowrey Industry in Lubbock. (OA FILE Photograph) The report guide is under assault at Odessa Substantial — portions of it […]

The report guide is under assault at Odessa Substantial — portions of it at the very least.

With the installation of new head coach Dusty Ortiz’s huge open offensive assault, the passing sport marks that have stood for decades, if not a long time, are before long likely to be footnotes to the Bronchos’ historical past on the gridiron.

And it is a concerted work from Ortiz, new offensive coordinator Creighton Reed, the relaxation of the offensive coaching staff members and the players to make that come about.

“We took a appear at the records,” Ortiz explained. “We know we have the opportunity to set some marks.”

If the initially two weeks are any indication, it will not be prolonged right until new faces appear at the leading of the charts for the Bronchos.

Senior quarterback Diego Cervantes has concluded 39 of sixty five passes for 530 yards and six touchdowns.

Presently rated in the leading 40 amongst Course 6A quarterbacks in the point out, Cervantes is on rate for a lot more than two,600 passing yards in the frequent year, which would set a new report for the application.

Sophomore huge receiver Ivan Carreon has been a preferred goal in the early likely, with sixteen receptions for 309 yards and four touchdowns.

He tied a application records with nine receptions and a few scores in the forty nine- victory Friday against Del Rio.

Reed smiles when considering about what Cervantes, a a few-calendar year starter, and Carreon have been ready to do hence far. And, what their ongoing development will suggest for the relaxation of the application.

“Diego has carried out a excellent work for us,” Reed explained. “He’s picked up everything we been training him and truly bought in to what we are carrying out.

“Ivan, he delivers a little something diverse, remaining six-six, that can make it really hard to defend him. I assume other groups will start out to lock down on him, but that’s just likely to give our other players that opportunity to stage up and make plays.”

Operating back Javonte Delce is 1 anticipated to make an affect as the year development, possibly as early as Thursday when the Bronchos host Lubbock Coronado at 7 p.m. at Ratliff Stadium.

Delce has rushed for a lot more than one hundred this year and acquired some good perform in final week as Odessa Substantial took the option of obtaining a significant lead to great tune some matters offensively.

“I assume that we could have a scored a few or four a lot more touchdowns,” Ortiz explained. “But we acquired collectively as a staff members and explained let’s perform on the run sport.

“Let’s perform on managing the ball, draining the clock and preserving the shutout. Since come district time, that’s a little something that we are likely to want to be ready to do.”

A different participant Reed is seeking to make an affect is senior Terrance Samuel.

Samuel has nine catches for 89 yards and 1 rating this year. He has built himself a extremely precious goal for Cervantes, with quite a few of Samuels’ receptions maintaining drives alive.

“He’s extremely good and has by now built some significant catches for us,” Reed explained of Samuel. “I assume him to have results because I know how really hard he’s labored to get to this position.”

It is not just Samuel, Cervantes, Carreon and Delce that have labored really hard to get the Bronchos even right after two video games, snapping a 13-sport getting rid of streak that dated back to Sept., 2019.

No, it’s the way the full application has embraced the new offensive and defensive strategies place in location by Ortiz, Reed and defensive coordinator Ammad Quigley.

“The little ones truly like it,” Ortiz explained. “They are out there executing at a superior stage all through follow and then observing that carry over to the video games.

“I assume that they uncovered from the initially quarter against Monterey, when they have been down and responded and then responded when we requested for a rapidly start out against Del Rio. The objective is to get this crew prepared for when district play begins and they are functioning really hard toward that.”

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