By ANGELICA CHAVEZ
Special to the NEWS
Dan Gomez is the type of fellow who says what’s on his mind. So when asked about what fans could expect of the 2014 edition of the San Benito Greyhounds, the first-year head coach spoke plainly.
“We expect them to hit someone,” Gomez exclaimed.
That’s right. It is yet again the season of Friday nights spent in anticipation of victory from Bobby Morrow Stadium’s bleachers. Indeed, these are the days of halftime shows, cheering fans in purple and gold and exceeded expectations.
This year’s ’Hounds have been working hard and are being trained under a doctrine of focus and belief.
Leading the way into a new season is the annual Meet the Greyhounds community pep rally, sponsored by the San Benito Greyhound Quarterback Club, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21 at the Bobby Morrow Stadium.
As it has been the case in years past, expect the San Benito High School varsity, junior varsity and freshmen cheerleading squads on-hand as well as the Belles and the Mighty Greyhound Marching Band.
The public is invited to fill the stands in honor and support of the ’Hounds before the new season kicks off with a scrimmage slated for 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, against PSJA North at PSJA Stadium.
The fans will be exposed to a new year, a new look and a new head coach with a fresh new attitude, but the goal remains the same: win a district championship.
According to the coaching staff, there is youth and experience on this year’s team, and each individual has the potential to impress during this year’s campaign.
The ’Hounds will enter the 2014 season on Friday, Aug. 29, against Edinburg at home. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. This game marks the beginning of a new era in San Benito football, as the team will be competing in new-look 32-6A, which now includes old foes the Harlingen Cardinals, Harlingen South Hawks and Los Fresnos Falcons.