The Pettus Eagles will have a new district and a new head coach/athletic director as Dan Garza tendered his resignation late last week, effective at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
Garza had been with the Eagles for two years. His resignation was offered to allow him to pursue other opportunities in the education profession.
“I have enjoyed my time here at Pettus coaching and teaching great student/athletes. I wish Pettus ISD the best in their search for their next athletic director/head football coach; these kids deserve the best,” Garza said.
The Eagles find themselves in District 16-2A Div. II with Agua Dulce, Benavides, Bruni and Woodsboro. The “other Eagles” from Woodsboro are the only holdovers from last year’s district. All the teams are familiar from past district alignments or several years of non-district contests among the schools. The new district is without top gun Falls City and should allow a balanced and tough district battle among the teams.
In basketball and other team sports, the Eagles will face off with the teams in District 30-2A which include Charlotte, Falls City, Kenedy, Three Rivers and Yorktown along with the Eagles.
The Skidmore-Tynan Bobcats will compete in the newly formed District 15-3A Div. II. Three other teams, Taft, Banquete and Santa Gertrudis, from last year’s District 16-2A Div. II roster will make the jump with the Bobcats and additions to the new group will include Bloomington and Odem.
The Bobcats lost Hebbronville, Refugio and Freer in the realignment.
“I feel good about our district. I think it’s still going to be a tough one. Good teams with good coaching staffs,” said Bobcat head coach John Livas.
“I’m excited about next year’s football district.”
The other sports at Skidmore-Tynan will be played in District 29-3A with the likes of Aransas Pass, George West, Mathis, Odem and Taft along with the Bobcats.