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Rattlers defensive coordinator Rudy Gonzalez to retire after 30-year career

20121130 SHS Coach Rudy Gonzalez-1MISSION – It’s said that it’s best to go out when you’re at the top of your game. While on the cusp of one of Sharyland football’s most successful seasons, Rattlers defensive coordinator Rudy Gonzalez is going to heed that bit of advice and call it a career after completing his 30th season as a coach.

At only 52 years old and in his fifth year at Sharyland, Gonzalez believes it’s time to say goodbye to the game he loves to coach.

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Rattlers rain on Cardinals’ parade, advance in playoffs

The cold, steady rain that fell at Bobby Lackey Stadium in Weslaco may have been falling on both sides of the field, but by the end of the first quarter it must have felt colder and wetter to the Harlingen Cardinals than to the Sharyland Rattlers.

Sharyland struck hard and often, scoring three unanswered touchdowns in the opening period of the 5A Division 1 area playoff game last Friday evening. As the evening progressed, so did the lopsided score with Coach Ron Adame’s Rattlers hammering the Cardinals with a 42-2 victory.

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Sharyland baseball standout Tres Barrera signs with UT-Austin

20121115 SISD Tres Barrera Signs LetterofIntent UTAustin AF  0321MISSION – In the midst of Sharyland’s Class 5A Division I football playoff run, senior quarterback and pitcher/catcher Tres Barrera signed a letter of intent to play baseball at The University of Texas-Austin next year.

“It’s incredible, all my friends, family, coaches and teachers, they’ve backed me up all the way,” said Barrera after the signing at Sharyland’s Main Gym. “It’s been a great experience.”

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Rattlers get redemption

20121116 Football United vs Sharyland bl-01MISSION – All season long Sharyland dreamed of getting some payback against Laredo United for their quick exit from the playoffs last season, and they got what they wanted.

The Rattlers crushed the Longhorns 72-30 in their Class 5A Division I bi-district playoff game to advance to the area round of the postseason against Harlingen on Friday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Rattler Stadium.

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Rattlers stay perfect, roll to District 30-5A title

20121109 Football Sharyland vs Vela lg-49Sharyland fullback Cesar Valdez dives into the end zone to score his second, and the Rattlers eighth, touchdown of the first half against the Vela Sabercats. Progress Times photo by Luciano GuerraEDINBURG – Sharyland racked up 62 first-half points to defeat Edinburg Vela 69-0 in the Week 10 season finale to claim the District 30-5A championship outright. The win set up a bi-district playoff rematch against Laredo United.

The Rattlers (10-0 overall, 8-0 district) won their eighth straight district game, and 10th overall, with the victory over the Sabercats (0-10, 0-8) to stay undefeated en route to the district title, their third in four years, and accomplished two of the goals they set for this season.

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