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Two Sharyland football players to serve two-year church missions

20181109 KleinAndLongoriaWhile most high school graduates are busy planning on furthering their education and pursuing their career path, two Sharyland High School varsity football team members plan to first serve as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Blake Klein, who graduated from SHS last June, will spend the next two years as a missionary in Antofagasta, Chile – literally following in the footsteps of his father, Paul Klein, who served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ in Antofagasta from 1986-87.

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It’s do-or-die time

STBig7With only one week remaining in the Valley high school football season, three of the football teams from the Mission, Sharyland and La Joya school districts, the Big 7, are already assured of extending their seasons into the University Interscholastic League’s (UIL’s) state playoffs. Of the remaining four teams, one has been eliminated and three are going into tonight’s games fighting for their playoff lives.

With a bye this week, the 6-0 (7-3 overall) Sharyland Rattlers have already assured themselves of not only a playoff berth, but of an undefeated regular season and the outright District 16-5A-2 championship. As for the 4-1 (6-3 overall) Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks, while they have punched their ticket into the state playoffs as well, they still have something to play for. That’s because with a win over the 1-4 (2-7 overall) Edcouch Elsa Yellowjackets tonight, the Diamondbacks will not only enter the playoffs as 16-5A-2’s second seed, but they will also finish the regular season in sole possession of second place.

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Sharyland Rattlers dominant in homecoming game

20181026 STSHSvMercedes3074Sharyland Rattlers hosted the Mercedes Tigers Friday evenong for their Homecoming Game. The Rattlers defended their home field in front of many Sharyland Alumni, who were present for Homecoming Festivities, and made winning look easy. You could tell all Alumni were proud to be called Rattlers after the performance the boys put up throughout the game.

Sharyland took an early lead and owned the first half, ending the first half with a score of 33 - 0. During the 3rd quarter the Tigers managed to land a long pass and put 7 points on the board, but that was all the Rattlers let them have. The Rattlers responded with 12 points, ending the game Rattlers 45 - Tigers 7.

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District 31-5A teams set for bi-district round of state playoffs

SharylandVolleyball2018District play is in the rearview mirror and now teams are focused on what lies ahead: the postseason.

While 31-5A saw a changeup in teams this year, the key players remained the same.

Mission Veterans (37-3, 14-0), Sharyland (24-17, 10-4), and Pioneer (24-18, 10-4) each punched their playoff tickets with impressive performances throughout district play by finishing first, second and third. Now, the postseason picture is set and the teams are out to fight their way into the second round.

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Rattlers and Patriots still perfect

20181019 STSHS VS SPHSWeek Eight of Valley high school football is now in the books and for four of the seven teams from the Mission, La Joya and Sharyland school districts, the Big 7, it was a week to remember. For the other three however, it was a week they’d like to forget.

From a last second field goal that enabled one Big 7 team to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat to a shutout win that kept another Big 7 team in the thick of the playoff race, Week Eight had something for everyone.

With their victories, the Mission Veterans Patriots and the Sharyland Rattlers remained undefeated in district play. As for the La Joya Coyotes and the Palmview Lobos, their victories kept them in control of their own playoff destinies.

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Last second FG puts Sharyland over Pioneer in thriller

20181019 SnaskinClassicsHOWAfter 47 minutes and 58 seconds of non-stop action between the Sharyland Rattlers and Pioneer Diamondbacks, it was fitting the Snakeskin Classic be decided on the final play of the game.

With :02 left on the clock, Sharyland’s Gabriel Tamez stepped up and nailed the game-winning 21-yard field goal to seal a 38-37 victory for the Rattlers, their fourth over Pioneer in five tries.

“That finish gives you an incredible feeling knowing you grinded all week just for that one moment” Tamez said. “To be able to execute really feels good, and to come out with a win against our rival and sister school, I’m proud of all our guys.”

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