A Robstown teen will be the only player from the Cotton Pickers' varsity football squad to represent his school at the 16th annual East-West Coastal Bend Shrine Football Classic this weekend.
Eighteen-year-old Isaac Tamez, an offensive lineman, will be taking part in the Shrine Football Classic on Saturday at Cabaniss Field in Corpus Christi. Tamez's selection means this is the second consecutive year the Cotton Pickers have had offensive linemen selected to the contest.
"We're very excited about that…especially since there are schools from 4A and 5A that will be there," said Robstown Interim Athletic Director Rick Gonzalez.
Tamez said he was taken by surprise when the game's organizers informed him of his selection.
"It's a big honor to be picked from the entire Robstown program, and to be able to represent Robstown," Tamez said. "I'm ready for it. Football is football - everybody's the same when the pads are on."
Calallen will be sending five players to the Shrine Football Classic on Friday, as well. Tyler Denman, Nick Ginn, Given McClure, Tanner Sparks and Andrew Shows were recently named to the roster, and will be coached by Wildcats Head Football Coach Phil Danaher.
Danaher will be coaching the West Team, while Ray Texans Head Football Coach Cody Simper will lead the East squad.
A "Meet the Parents and Coaches" Fish Fry will be held on Friday, beginning at 6 p.m. The dinner will beheld at the Al Amin Shrine Center, located at 2001 Suntide Rd.
Tickets for the Fish Fry are $7.
The East-West Coastal Bend Shrine Football Classic game will take place at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6, and programs are available for $2.