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FROM MIKE TENNEY’S WEST UNIVERSITY SPORTS DESK• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •���� Former Lamar HS all-district quarterback Owen Holt is adjusting to life in the Northeast part of the country as he begins his freshman year with the Harvard football team. Holt, who was also a West University Little League Senior All-Star and Lamar HS all-district baseball player, ������������������������������������������������������������������������������- ans on the Crimson’s roster. Holt, who wore number 11 with the Lamar Texans, is number 7 for Harvard. The Ivy League school plays just 10 regular season games and begins their schedule two weeks after the rest of the country. Lamar HS sophomore Drew Woodcox, a former West U Little League All-Star, is a backup quarterback for the Texans. �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� canceled by the rain from Hurricane Harvey, but the 5-11, 180-pound Woodcox is looking at some playing time this year because the Texans began the season without a veteran starter, and longtime head coach Tom Nolen has not shown any problems over the past decade in starting a sophomore if that’s his best player. The Texans began their season in Week Three against Klein Collins, which handed them one of their two defeats last year. They are still on track to start district Oct. 7 at Delmar Stadium against Westside. Luke Junkunc is beginning his senior ������������������������������������������������������������������������- sive lineman at Strake Jesuit. Junkunc has been an all-district performer the past two seasons and the 6-foot-4, 250-pounder is one of the veterans this season for a Crusader team looking to get �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� for a new head coach with Mark Modeste ���������������������������������������������������������������� Will Kunetka, who plays in the secondary for the Kinkaid School football team, has been an early star for the Falcons’ defense. Kunetka, who also played in the West U Little League, is a senior defen- ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Nathan Larned. The Falcons had their ����������������������������������������������������������������������������- as canceled but played in Week Two, beating Westbury Christian with Kunetka recording more than 10 tackles in the �������� Peyton Motocha is a junior quarterback at St. Thomas High School. Another former WULL All-Star and Southwest Football League veteran, Motocha is a 6-foot-4, 200-pounder with a strong arm who could play a valuable role this year ��������������������������������������������������Rich McGuire, who replaced the highly-successful Tim �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� games of the year canceled before they could play against College Station in Col- �������������������������������������������������������������������� The Episcopal High School football team only missed one game due to Hurricane Harvey, starting on the road in Plano against Prestonwood Christian with a 47-20 loss. Senior Jack Grams is the Knights’ starting quarterback, throwing for three touchdown passes to account for all their touchdowns in their delayed opener. The Knights are looking to get back to the Southwest Preparatory Conference championship game in ������������������ Henry Fisher, a St. Thomas HS graduate, is beginning his sophomore season with the men’s golf team at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. As a freshman last year, he played in three fall tournaments and three spring tournaments for the Vaqueros. His best performance came last fall in the UTSA Roadrunner Invitational in San Antonio when he shot a three-round, 54-hole total of 281. He had an excellent 3-un- ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� a 74 and 75 the second and third days consecutively. The 5-foot-7 Fisher is the only native-born Houstonian on the 10-man UTRGV roster. Fisher, who was the TAPPS 5A individual state champion when he was a senior at St. Thomas, is �������������������������������������� Because the Southwest Football League and the West University Softball Association did not start their fall schedules until the latter part of September, neither was really hit by the Harvey. Their facilities did take on water, but no games were lost. The SFL did not ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ until Sept. 23, and the WUSA started its one-game-a-week schedule a day later on ������������������ The hurricane did cause the West University Little League to extend its fall league registration for an extra weekand a-half beyond its Sept. 1 deadline, but the league did get started on Sept. 17 as scheduled. The league will run through �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� team in the WULL Fall League plays and practices once a week in the Pee Wee 7, Pee Wee 8, A, AA, Major 12s and the Intermediates 13-14 Division with all the games scheduled for Sunday afternoon and evenings. The WULL Fall League also has players from surrounding communities participating because there are no boundary restrictions for the fall ���������������� Page 12 WEST U ESSENTIALS Owen Holt


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