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Premont geared up for first varsity football game in seven years

Posted: 5:36 PM, Aug 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 18:58:58-04

Seven years ago, Premont High School gave up football.

“Just to expensive at the time and we weren’t performing in the class room so it wasn’t a big priority, said new Cowboys coach Ruben Cantu.

But thanks to a 10.6 million dollar bond approved last year things have changed.

“Well it’s very exciting sir, just to be back and have the community come together and the stadium being built
and those kink of things for our kids is very exciting,” said Cantu.

Everything is brand new here. From the turf, to the scoreboard to the stands. But what makes Friday’s game so special? Its Premont’s first varsity game in 7 years

“It’s a big deal coming back and its our first time back on the field here in town,” said Senior WR Hector Mata

The game is Friday and crews are feverishly working on the field.

Coach Cantu says his team is ready to play, “the energy is there from the beginning of the practice to the end they are so thrilled about the opportunity to play on their own field.”

And win on their own field

One of out goals is to get in the playoffs. I know its our first year back but why cant we get in the playoffs?” asked Cantu.

First game 7:30. Premont Collegiate High School vs. Monte Alto.