956Sports.com 2016 High School Football Preview
By: JOHN CANNON
(LYFORD) – In his 15 years as head football coach for Lyford, Jaime Infante has been fortunate to produce some very explosive quarterbacks who have succeeded in running his Spread Offense.
Entering the 2016 season, Infante is currently using the pre-season to find the next great signal caller for the Bulldogs.
Currently, the Bulldogs have three competing for the starting job as Lane Klosterman, Chase Hinojosa and Josh Moreno are all in a full blown battle for the position.
Whichever one of these three win the job will definitely have some huge weapons to throw to as wide receivers Sammy Rocha and Jarrod Stroud bring three years of experience to the table.
Also, the signal caller will have a handcuff in the backfield as Javier Gonzalez will line up at the running back position. Gonzalez led the Bulldogs in rushing as he totaled 483 yards on the ground in 2015.
All in all, Lyford returns six on the offensive side of the ball and brings back starters at key positions.
Defensively, the Bulldogs return five starters and will rely on Rocha and Stroud to handle double duty. Rocha returns as the outside linebacker for Lyford while Stroud will handle the defensive back duties. Stroud led the team in takeaways in 2015 as he totaled six interceptions and looks once again to be a menace in the backfield .
Another big force on defense will be Kyle Garcia who returns for his fourth year at defensive back.
The Bulldogs definitely have the experience back this season that should be able to avenge their heartbreaking bi-district loss to Goliad in 2015.
The biggest question mark is of course the quarterback position and if that person can do enough to lead his team to a second round appearance.
Lyford 2016 Football Schedule
08/26 vs. Progreso, 7:30 p.m.
09/02 vs. Bro. St. Joseph, 7:30 p.m.
09/09 at Raymondville, 7:30 p.m.
09/16 vs. Grulla, 7:30 p.m.
09/23 at La Villa, 7:30 p.m.
10/07 at Falfurrias, 7:30 p.m.
10/14 vs. Bishop, 7:30 p.m.
10/21 at Santa Rosa, 7:30 p.m.
10/28 vs. Santa Gertrudis Academy, 7:30 p.m.
11/04 at San Diego, 7:30 p.m.