PSJA High football hopes to take steps forward to stay among top programs

SAN JUAN — During coach Lupe Rodriguez’s first season at PSJA High last year, the Bears took District 31-6A and much of the Valley by storm. Gunslinging quarterback Trey Guajardo threw for 2,919 yards and 29 touchdown passes as a junior en route to a second-place finish in district and a return to the postseason after a two-year absence.

Six different receivers caught a Guajardo pass for a score, and two of those players return, led by Trey’s younger brother Marco, who had 27 receptions. The receiving core that Trey will throw to this year has varsity experience and is now part of the main attraction.

“Offensively, all the starting receivers this year got playing time last year, but they’re all juniors, so I’m the older man out there,” Trey Guajardo said. “Just giving them that confidence and being the leader out there that they need. I feel like if I can do that and do my job, we’re going to have a great season.”

The quarterback saw his team go from 3-7 to 8-3 in just one year. He knows that giving opponents a rare pass-first look goes a long way, and he said he hopes that strength can carry the Bears deep into the postseason during his senior year.

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