WESLACO – The annual East-West high school football showcase here Saturday night was an Edinburg affair, by and large, as no fewer than 14 local seniors were selected to play for the 56-member West squad at Bobby Lackey Stadium.

At one point, three Vela soon-to-be-grads lined up side by side for the West offensive line, while once EHS had a couple of swift defensive lineman out there and North sent two of the most imposing physical specimens into the game.

Joey Carreon, Caleb Luna, and Jaime Alaniz were three of the SaberCats who meant the most to the program the past three years and they were at it again for the All-Star Game; not only that, but as we know they will be playing college ball together in the fall at Southern Nazarene.

One of their future Nazarene teammates, La Feria receiver Brandon Perez, scored the game’s first touchdown Saturday. His East squad took a 10-0 lead at the half and went on to win, but not before EHS’s warrior Edgar Guerrero was in on seven tackles to pace the West charge. Bobcat teammates Edgar Arevalo and Adalberto Segura also saw action for the defense, while Sebastian Bulos and Gaston Cortina were the Cougars filling out their uniforms with authority.

Other city stars in attendance for the night included DL Fabian Castillo of Econ, DB Adrian Acosta of Vela, and the North stars Justin Guerra on offense and Izaiah Valdez on D. Azael de Leon, the fine Coog kicker, did not come to Weslaco, while EHS soldier Nathan Marez could not play due to injury.