TURN VOLUME UP!
What is so great about working at Weslaco East High School? Well, as one of our teachers once said, “You have to work here to understand”. No words can ever explain it.
I remember the games where you knew all fifteen people in attendance and that is because 5 of them were the administrators, ok, ok – so maybe not exactly- but sort of. Back then you never worried about ticket lines or what your ticket said about your seat because you’d just buy one and sit wherever you wanted to.
I remember having to defend “the few, the proud, the Wildcats” even to other students in class. Often asking, “Are you out there trying? Then don’t talk!"
I remember arguments with community members and even my own family members about the Wildcats… this was as recent as yesterday! I have held back a lot as well… and I know- it will never end… but, I will also, never quit defending them.
I remember the 0-10 seasons.
I remember the “Crawling into the Play-offs” shirt and yes, I proudly own one.
I remember each and every football player that I have had the pleasure of knowing. Who I have had the pleasure of seeing walk down the hall -proudly sporting the Wildcat jersey.
I love what WEHS was and what is has become. I love what it represents. I love the opportunities it has provided for our Wildcats.
I love that “tradition” will not blind me when it comes time to select a high school for my daughter.
I will admit that for a brief time, I was blinded by tradition – I quickly saw the light!
So, here we are – enjoying these students and watching them make history. What is all this history we keep talking about you ask? Well, allow me to enlighten you…
- For the first time ever, they have an 11-1 record.
- For the first time ever, they are Co-District Champs for 32-4A.
- For the first time ever, they won a play-off game and became Bi-District Champs.
- For the first time ever, they won a second play-off game and became Area Champs.
- For the first time ever, they are now in the 3rd round of the play-offs and playing at the Alamodome and they are the first football team in Weslaco- yes, I did say WESLACO, to make it to the 3rd round by playing every single one of those rounds against out of valley teams.
- And, for the first time ever… I will say – BRAG boys!!! You’ve earned it!
These boys did this not only for themselves, not only for WEHS, they did it for ALL the Wildcats – Past, Present and Future… Not only are they EAST SIDE, STRONG SIDE – they also have a STRONG HEART!