Football “State” of Mind- IDEA football team eyes 3rd State Championship

By PETE BANDA   IDEA Football Idea Football 2
Staff Writer

Idea Public Schools has a growing reputation as one of the best educational institutes in America. Just recently, the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanics named IDEA Public Schools a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education. Many parents in San Benito have begun to flock towards the early college prep campus, but there may just be another thing the Idea Dragons in San Benito should be known for – football.
Coached by former Greyhound All-State receiver Matt Montalvo and former Greyhound running back Rene Pena, the Idea Dragons already have two Texas Charter School state championships under their belt and are fresh off a 20-0 spanking of last year’s state champs. A feat even more impressive considering this is only the fifth year the campus has employed a football team.
“It’s crazy the talent we have out here,” said Montalvo. “When we first started coaching the team, I honestly didn’t know what to expect from a talent standpoint, but these kids are as good of athletes as any other I’ve been around.”


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