The San Angelo Standard Times annual Pigskin Preview hit newstands all over west Texas this past Sunday, which signals the start of the Texas high school football season. This year there were several informative pieces about teams on the rise, including a two page spread about our Punchers. The Preseason All-West Texas Team was also released which included Mason lineman Joaquin Mejia.( 5’11" 215lbs, Senior)
Joaquin Mejia, whose strength is legendary in the MHS weight room was a All-State selection last year and has a reputation as being the consummate student athlete. His diligence in the classroom and tenacity on the field has thrust him into the role of leading by example and has given the underclassmen someone to emulate. He will be quick to tell you that if you stay focused and work harder then the next guy you can just about accomplish anything you put your mind to.
The Preseason All-West Texas Team included District 29 players from the following teams. Menard, John Zomora RB, James Kothmann DB. Edorado. Miles Mikeska LB, Wes Brown RB. Junction, Jason Mckinnemey QB. Mason, Joaquin Mejia OL. The fact that 6 of the 22 players selected to the Preseason All-West Team are from District 29 would lend credence to the fact that Distirct 29 is one of the toughest districts in the state.
#11 Mason will open play against #19 Iraan Thursday, August 27th, 7:00 p.m. @ ASU. The voices of Puncher football coach Graham and Coach Habecker will be broadcasting live from ASU on KNEL 95.3FM, with the pregame show beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The following is the week one schedule of of Mason’s 2009 opponents.
Mason vs Irann @ ASU Thursday August 27th 7:00PM
San Saba vs Deleon Friday August 28th 7;00PM
Johnson City vs Granger Friday August 28th 7:00PM
Goldthwaite vs Collinsville Friday August 28th 7:00PM
Menard @ Baird Friday August 28th 7:00PM
Eldorado @ Forsan Friday August 28th 7:00PM
Christoval @ Winters Friday August 28th 7:00PM
Irion County @ Roby Friday August 28th 7:00PM
Rocksprings @ Nueces Canyon Friday August 28th 7:00PM
Junction vs Bronte Friday August 28th 7:00PM