It’s been an up-and-down season for the 2-0 (4-2 overall) Sharyland Rattlers, but that could be attributed to the fact that Sharyland head football coach Ron Adame always schedules the toughest non-district opponents he can for his team. Case in point, the McAllen Memorial Mustangs and the Brownsville Hanna Golden Eagles, two of the top teams in the Valley, are responsible for the Rattlers’ two losses. Their four wins have come against Brownsville Pace, La Joya, Laredo Cigarroa and Roma.
The fact that the Rattlers are 2-0 in District 16-5A-II is a testament to how well Adame’s strategy is working.
And the fact that they lost three out of four non-district games last year but went 6-0 in district play, is further proof of the genius behind Adame’s scheduling strategy.
Tonight the Rattlers will be looking to go 3-0 as they travel to Edcouch-Elsa to take on the 1-1 (3-3 overall) Yellow Jackets. With a district loss to Mercedes (31-19) and a win against Valley View (48-3), the Yellow Jackets will be looking to improve to 2-1 in district play and avenge their 47-21 loss to the Rattlers last year. However, the Rattlers have outscored their two previous opponents by a combined score of 85-20 so the Yellow Jackets will need more than a home field advantage to pull off the upset win.
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