Grade in 2014-2015
Favorite TV Show
Favorite Training Exercise
Favorite Healthy Food
Least Favorite Healthy Food
Recording Artist You Train To
Your Role Model
C. H. Yoe
Remember the Titans
The Walking Dead
EVERET T JR.
21 Jump Street
Lifting & running
Play college sports
Rush Hour 3
The History Channel
The best I can be
Play in the NFL
in Class 5A
CHRIS SOZA RE TURNED TO HIS ALMA mater, Alice High, in 2009 after compil- ing a record of 101-56 as a head coach during stops at Beeville and Mathis.
The former Coyotes quarterback quickly established Alice as a perennial contender in Region IV-
4A. Last season, the Coyotes fell just two points
short of their first undefeated regular season and
district championship under Soza. This season,
Alice will make the move to UIL’s new Class 5A, a
nine-team league with old and new rivals.
What excites you about the 2014 season?
It’s going to be a very competitive nine-team
district. With the exception of the Victoria schools,
it’s the district of old. You better come ready to
play each week. Travel-wise it should be better.
In what area of the game do you expect
the team to be strongest?
Defense will be our strength. We return our
front seven so we feel pretty good about that.
Our secondary will be young but they will be
ready come district. Offensively we will be young
on the O-line, but with the things we do offensively we will be just fine. We return most of the
backfield so hopefully we can be more multiple
in the things we want to do. The key for us will be
to stay healthy throughout the season.
What goals can the team achieve for this
season to be considered a success?
We’ve been here five years, and we’ve yet to
win the district. Last year, we were a conversion
away from going 10-0 in the regular season.
That’s our No. 1 goal — make the playoffs and
then anything can happen.
Can you quantify how much support your
team receives from the community?
A day doesn’t go by that someone in town
wants to talk football. People here love their
football team and they can’t wait. They’re very
supportive as evident by our home side stands
being sold out year in and year out. It’s a very
supportive community as far as athletics go
and especially football.
Why should a fan visit your stadium on a
Our stadium has a lot of history behind it. The
bleachers aren’t very high, we have end zone
seating for the student body and home band,
and it gets crazy loud. We still have a grass
field. I must mention that our All-Sports Boosters concession has the reputation of making
the best pork steaks on a flour tortilla.