Shooting Stars promise to show Milano new air show

Eagles possess seven-game win streak against Waco school


Milano seniors Toby Sanders, Michael Elston, Rhett Endsley, Dominique Messer open their final season Friday at home hosting Waco Christian. Milano seniors Toby Sanders, Michael Elston, Rhett Endsley, Dominique Messer open their final season Friday at home hosting Waco Christian. MILANO—Craig Jentsch and his Milano Eagles will open up their 2012 campaign on Friday night as they host the Waco-Texas Christian Academy Stars at Pruett Field.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Jent sch sa id he look s for the Stars to go to the air a lot, something that might hinder the Eagles’ inexperience secondary.

“They will run the spread look on offense but they will go under center some,” he said. “We expect them to be a very good passing team that w ill challenge our young secondary.”

Jentsch said TCA runs a spread offense, but will snap the ball from under center occasionally.

With the start of classes on Monday, the Eagle coaching staff will have to keep the players’ focused.

“We are preparing our players like every week showing them their favorite plays that TCA will run and trying to polish our offense so we can take what they are giving us,” Jentsch said. “We are behind on our special teams but we are working hard on this and we hope to have that going by game time. We still have a long ways to go to get to were we need to be but our players and coaches are working hard to get us there.”

He is also asking for fans to come out and support the team this season.

“We just need the community to come and support our team and watch them grow and to hopefully get to were we need to be when district opens,” he said. “We are young but have depth and talent. We are excited to get the season started.”

The Eagles have beat the Stars the last seven times the two teams have met. Milano won 27-17 in the teams’ 2011 meeting.

JUNIOR VARSITY—With 52 players out for high school football, Milano is able to field a junior varsity team. The JV will open up its season on Thursday when they travel to face the new College Station High School.

Waco Christian at Milano

What—Waco Christian Stars at Milano Eagles (Season Opener)
When—Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Where—Pruitt Field (862 capacity,
grass)
Last year—Milano won 27-17
2011 records—Milano 10-2, Waco
Christian 7-4.


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