To have him here my senior year was the best thing.”. Get the latest Sul Ross State University Lobos news, scores, stats, standings, rumors, and more from ESPN. Get exclusive insight from the best team of reporters in the Lone Star State! My brother played and went through a bunch growing up,” Alonzo said. TLU's football affiliate membership with American Southwest Conference extended four years. I guess we didn’t get to finish (our senior year) out on a full note, but we did with that title,” Alonzo said. As bad as it sounds, sometimes I would take peek in class,” Alonzo said. One of the great students of the game, Alonzo made film studying his obsession always trying to stay ahead of the litany of different offensive schemes in District 30-6A and always looking for an edge for himself and his teammates. All Rights Reserved, IN SPORTS: Football to play March 7 exhibition in Mexico. “They depended on me a lot because they knew I had the teamwork and I always put ‘we’ above ‘me.’ I never put myself before them because I know if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be in the spot I am today because of all their help. Being able to play his final high school season in front of his brother and show that he too could not be kept from the game he loved. We marked our accomplishments.”. Because of the incident, a group of students led by football players and members of the Black student council at Sul Ross have started the “Alpine State University” movement. “I feel like I was the quarterback of the defense. It’s a lesson that Alonzo took to heart, vowing to let nothing stand between him and his time under the Friday night lights. The senior middle linebacker and defensive captain helped lead the Warriors to a 5-0 start and clinch the team’s first postseason berth in two years. “He’s been there for me since Day 1 and growing up, he never got to see me play until my senior year because he was up there in college all four years. Sul Ross football will suit up early this offseason as they head south of the border for an exhibition in Piedras Negras, Mexico. The two squads take the field Saturday, March 7 The Warriors senior worked tirelessly to become one of the Valley’s most fearsome defenders, a defensive captain and now a college football player after Alonzo, surrounded by his coaches, family and friends, signed his national letter of intent to continue his academic and football career at Sul Ross State in West Texas at a signing ceremony Wednesday evening in front of McAllen Rowe High School. “Growing up, playing in college was just a dream. “It is not dead.” Alonzo, nevertheless, stepped up across the board acting as the glue guy who helped keep Rowe’s season in-tact. I fed off that too and it made my job easier when they tell me if I did something. "I am humbled and honored to become the head football coach at Greensboro College," Card said. Dave Campbell’s Community Connector School Program presented by Suddenlink, Team Behind the Team Award presented by the Children’s Health Andrews Institute. Eagle Pass 3107 Bob Rogers Drive Eagle Pass, TX 78852 My brother told me it was fun when he took off for Illinois, so I said, ‘Well why can’t I do that?’” Alonzo said. I'm a sports reporter based in McAllen, Texas, covering high school football, volleyball, girl's basketball, softball and wrestling, as well as UTRGV men's basketball, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, RGV FC Toros and other local sports for The Monitor and RGVSports.com. person_outline Shehan Jeyarajah. “I’m not afraid to be away from home and I just wanted to try something new. It just gave me a spark knowing that I can go through anything to play.”. The Southland Conference will reportedly cancel fall football and push games to the spring – but with one significant caveat. Despite being initially undersized when he first joined the Warriors football program, Alonzo quickly proved he had the work ethic and analytical mind to thrive in the middle of Rowe’s 4-3 defense. We hope that Rowe can keep doing it, but we know we left our mark on it and we set an example for the next Rowe team. It was something that if I could do it, I could show my team how adversity comes and how to overcome it,” he said. ... Texas A&M-Commerce is the first Texas college to cancel fall football for the entire 2020-21 school year. August 18, 2020 Football. Texas A&M-Commerce is the first Texas college to cancel fall football for the entire 2020-21 school year. “To our defensive coordinator, coach (Oscar) Torres, film was taken really seriously at Rowe and that was knowing the schemes that offense would run. ... TLU vs. Sul Ross State - Alpine, Texas - 10262019 View Gallery. The Lions will not play games in the fall or spring. "I love football and all it has taught me about life. Working together was a big key in our season this year.”. Baylor men's basketball players Davion Mitchell, Mark Vital, Jared Butler and Macio Teague grace the cover of the 2020-21 Dave Campbell's Texas Basketball Magazine! “Racism is not dead,” one woman said in a Facebook video looking out across the Lee protest. Alonzo, who’s from a football family, learned the game from an early age watching his older brother and his dad, a football coach at Cathey Middle School in McAllen, patrol the sidelines and learned firsthand the strength required to overcome real adversity. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | firstname.lastname@example.org Scotty Walden was named Southern Miss interim coach at just 30 years old. However, his path to coaching stardom really began at East Texas Baptist. August 17, 2020 Football. Now another debate over name changes is emerging at Sul Ross State University. Follow me @ByAndyMcCulloch and send me story tips at email@example.com. He tallied 50 tackles for the Warriors on the season to go along with six tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, an interception and countless pass deflections. Alonzo recorded huge, game-saving takeaways in Rowe wins over Mercedes and McAllen High, and the senior even filled in at wide out when the Warriors’ offense was decimated by injury. “It feels really good. Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. I took that initiative and I’m a team player, so I knew that film was everything. 6A Roundup: Gonzalez leads Raiders in comeback against Jags, Uncharted Territory: Harlingen, McAllen Memorial matchup shows need for flexibility in 2020, Photo Gallery: McAllen Memorial in 5 over Sharyland Pioneer. Del Rio 205 Wildcat Drive Del Rio, TX 78840 (830) 703-4808. But the most memorable part of Alonzo’s senior season? 1 thing I can do, and I want to thank Sul Ross for the opportunity to continue my academic and athletics career over there.”. McAllen Rowe senior Josiah Alonzo signs to play college football at Sul Ross State on Wednesday May ,27, 2020 in McAllen. In addition to his coaching experience at Sul Ross, Card also spent time at Pace, Weber State, and Southern Virginia, where he served as a recruiting coordinator and offensive line coach. We can’t just know one thing for the whole year, it was one week after the next learning something new every week.”. The American Southwest Conference announced today (March 13) the Council of Presidents has chosen to immediately cancel all Conference (ASC) athletics competition and championship events for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. Alonzo encountered another roadblock toward the end of his junior year when a spring ball injury threatened to keep him off the field for the start of his senior season. The official 2019 Football schedule for American Southwest Conference 2019 Sul Ross State Football - Schedule - American Southwest Conference Skip To Main Content Texas A&M-Commerce and Mary Hardin-Baylor believed they could compete for the Division II and Division III championships in 2020. “Football is the thing that I feed off of and I wish we could have finished the school year off better, but knowing we got the metal makes it feel better. The cancellation includes all spring ASC competitions and championships in the sports of baseball, men's and women's golf, … “I like to go out a lot, so being out in front of people somewhere new sounded appealing. Get the latest news and information about the Sul Ross State Lobos football from Dave Campbell's Texas Football. TLU vs. Howard Payne - Brownwood, Texas - 10/23/2019 View Gallery. The Rowe senior earned a Second Team All-District selection and was selected as a 2020 West Valley all-star by the RGV Coaches Association after he helped lead the Warriors to their first bi-district football championship in more than a decade. Playing college ball is the No. “It was really good,” he said. The Lions will not play games in the fall or spring. It was an optimistic approach that proved to be especially impactful for the Warriors, who were bit hard and often by the injury bug during the 2019 season. During spring ball last year, I tore my meniscus, so three weeks before our first game against Weslaco High I had to have surgery. re: Sul Ross is calling for Kellen Mond's removal Posted by thunderbird1100 on 10/5/20 at 8:37 am to xenythx quote: Mond will not only finish this season as your starting QB, he probably comes back and starts next year too. Dave Campbell's Texas Football is keeping up with all 47 college football teams in the state of Texas, and where they stand for the 2020 season. When both were canceled on Wednesday, here is how they reacted. “He’s been the main reason why I knew I could do a lot of things with Christ because he was diagnosed with cancer growing up and he had the chance to play football at Lindenwood in Bellville, Illinois, so I knew after he went through that and overcame that adversity to play ball. “It was very hard, but I knew I could live up to it. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. McALLEN — There isn’t much that can keep Josiah Alonzo away from the gridiron. The Lobos will take on Selección Nuevo León (Nuevo Leon All Stars) in what is being called Tazón de la Frontera or Border Bowl. I’m leaving some people behind here, but it’s a new adventure I want to go through. September 6, 2014 Lobos Fall Victim to Second Half TLU Rally in Opener For the first half of their 2014 season opener, Sul Ross State University’s football team gave 36th rated Texas Lutheran all they could handle in the 2014 season opener for both teams at Bulldog Stadium Saturday evening. Football is something that runs in my family. Alpine East Highway 90 Alpine, TX 79832 (432) 837-8011.
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