EXTENDED TEAM FEATURE FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL TEXAS FNF CUSTOM COVER PROJECT SCHOOL
7 OFFENSE, 5 DEFENSE
JOSH KELLEY, BRIAN
POYNOR, DEL SMITH, ANDY LOPEZ, AARON
MANOUS, CLIN T WOOD, JOEL BAKER, BRET
BETHKE, JP WRIGHT, DWAYNE DOTSON,
KALEB SNELGROOES, JASON FARMER,
KEY PLAYERS: Jayson Thomas (Sr., WR); Brendon
Woelfle (Sr., WR Bradey Porter (Jr., LB); Derek Norris
(Sr., DB); Misael Balderrama (Jr., OL); Darrell Fields
(Jr., WR); Isiah Baggett (Sr., DL); Bryce Parker (Sr.,
RB); Ryan Roden (Sr., DB); Jose Miranda ( Jr., OL)
1 Reese Parker RB Jr.
2 Brandon Steward QB Jr.
3 Brandt Logan DB Sr.
4 Yzrail Vasquez DB Jr.
5 Tyler Willett DB Jr.
7 Derek Norris FS/RB Sr.
8 Brendon Woelfle WR/CB Sr.
9 Jayson Thomas WR Sr.
10 BryceParker RB Sr.
11 Kade Parker WR Jr.
12 Juan Perez DB Sr.
13 Cy Wood WR Sr.
14 Darrell Fields WR/DE Jr.
15 Fernando Anguiano QB Jr.
16 Moses Avila DB Jr.
17 Caleb Phillips QB Jr.
19 Brenden Baker LB Jr.
20 Jordan Perez DB Jr.
21 Ryan Roden DB Sr.
22 Bradey Porter LB Jr.
24 Tony Evans DL Jr.
30 Oscar Villegas DL Sr.
31 Isiah Baggett DL Sr.
32 Keysha wn Stewart DL Jr.
33 Brenden Grant LB Jr.
34 Matt Hill LB Jr.
40 Todd Fleet wood LB Jr.
42 Justin Beck LB Sr.
50 Seth Langley OL Jr.
51 Misael Balderrama OL Jr.
53 Carlos Ramirez LB Sr.
54 JoeEstes OL Sr.
55 Angel Saldierna DL Sr.
59 Matthew Dencklau OL Jr.
60 Dustin Winborne OL Jr.
63 Santos Ramon DL Jr.
64 ChaseBrown OL Sr.
65CorbinAnguiano OL Jr.
66 Kyle Patrick OL Jr.
67 Elijah Longoria DL Jr.
70 Gabriel Cervantes OL Jr.
73 Dakota Winborne OL Jr.
74 Jarrett Rivera OL Sr.
77 Jose Miranda OL Jr.
81 Jorge Martinez WR Sr.
85 Joseph Mills WR Jr.
88 Justin Thomas WR Jr.
90 Austin Burton DL Sr.
92 Jacobe Mills DL Jr.
AUG. 26: AT LITTLEFIELD
SEP. 2: VS. ELK CIT Y (OK)
SEP. 9: AT HEREFORD
SEP. 16: VS. PERRYTON
SEP. 23: AT BUSHLAND
SEP. 30: VS. DALHART
OCT. 14: AT BORGER
OCT. 21: AT LUBB. ESTACADO
OCT. 28: VS. LEVELLAND
When it comes to Pampa’s pass game, Greg Poyner feels his team is cut from
a different cloth when it comes to
other teams in Texas.
“You’ll see a lot of people say
that they run the spread and a lot
of people say they like to throw it,
but we really feel like more than
any high school team around. We
truly are an air raid team,” the
Harvesters’ coach said. “If we need
to throw the ball fifty times in a
game, we will throw it fifty times
in a game. We work our passing
game harder than I feel anybody
we talk to.”
The team averaged approxi-
mately 32. 3 points a game last sea-
son and at least two touchdowns
passing the ball.
Pampa finished its 2015 season
8-4 and District 1-4A undefeated,
and ended their Class 4A Division
playoff run in the area round falling
to Mineral Wells 41-20.
The Harvesters will not stray
from its pass-heavy offensive
heading into their newly realigned
district. With Seminole moving
to Class 4A Division 2, Pampa,
Estacado, Borger and Levelland
belong to the only four-team 11-
man district in Texas - guaranteeing
each team a playoff berth.
While the idea of a guaranteed post-regular season run
seems ideal, it did cause some
“It hurt us a little bit in schedul-
ing. We ended up with just a nine
game schedule. We couldn’t find
anyone for that Week 7 and we
don’t really like that,” Poynor said.
But the Harvesters are not
taking any games for granted with
Levelland returning 17 of its start-
ers and Estacado bringing in head
football coach and athletic director
Marcus Shavers, who led one of the
top five defenses in the Dallas-Fort
Worth area as West Mesquite High
School’s defensive coordinator for
three consecutive years.
Six-foot-two, 160 pound junior
Brandon Steward, who completed
21 passes for 266 yards on 33
attempts and four touchdowns in
limited snaps last year, takes over
at quarterback this season after
nearly starting a year ago.
“We thought that there was a
chance that he might start for us
last year and him and our senior
Erik Vizcaino just kind of fought
it out at the beginning of the
year and we ended up going with
Erick,” Poynor said. “Honestly,
Brandon could easily have been our
quarterback last year.”
“He is at a lot higher point than
he was last year (though), mainly
just mentally. We expect good
things out of him.”
Seniors Jayton Thomas (6-0,
160 pounds) and Brendon Woelfle
( 5-8, 160 pounds) and 6-3 junior
Darrell Fields add depth at receiver.
Thomas, a first team all-state wide
out, is the returning leading top
receiver for Pampa after posting an
impressive 2015 season where he
corralled 56 receptions for 1,222
yards and 13 touchdowns.
Senior running back Bryce
Parker ( 5-10, 155 pounds) finished
last year with 828 all-purpose yards
and five touchdowns, and brings
yet another offensive weapon to
Poynor said the team returns a
majority of its offensive line, and
has found several players who can
fill in where needed.
“We actually have three of
our starters coming back from
last year, our center and our two
guards,” he said. “All three of those
guys are all-district players. So,
we feel like we had a really good
nucleus coming back, but we feel
we like we have a couple of good
kids that can step in at our two
tackle positions. Honestly, it is not
a big concern of mine. I feel we are
going to be pretty solid up front.”
On defense, seniors Derek
Norris ( 5-9, 165 pounds) and Ryan
Roden ( 5-10, 165 pounds) return
to the secondary and combined for
126 tackles and three intercep-
tions a year ago. Linebacker
Bradley Porter ( 6-1) is the team’s
returning leading tackler with 131.
“We feel like we had a really
productive offseason,” Poyner said.
“Coming off of last year, having a
good season and everything, I think
it helped us. We had a lot of kids
coming in early to lift and a lot of
kids lifting after school. I feel like
we got a lot done during the period
and we are real excited about
where we are going.”