©All Images Copyrighted Texas A&M Kingsville’s football players Ty Chisum (1) Amonte Bowen (27) and Troy Billman (69) from Donna High school run out on the field during a Spring football game against UT Permian Basin at Pepsi Field Texas A&M University on Saturday, March 20,2021 in Kingsville. The Javelina’s roster consists of 16 valley high school football players. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com)
©All Images Copyrighted Texas A&M Kingsville coach Michael Salinas claps alongside his team before the start of a lone Spring football game against UT Permian Basin at Pepsi Field Texas A&M University on Saturday, March 20,2021 in Kingsville. The Javelina’s roster consists of 16 valley high school football players. Salinas, the former head coach of Rio Grande Valley high school football programs Edinburg Vela and Weslaco High (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com)
©All Images Copyrighted Texas A&M Kingsville’s Jacob Cavazos (16) Welsaco High, Daniel Enriquez (85) Edinburg Vela Michael Arguelles (82) Edinburg Vela and Amonte Bowen (27) Donna High school during warm up drills before a 2021 Spring football game at Pepsi Field Texas A&M University on Saturday, March 20,2021 in Kingsville. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com)
©All Images Copyrighted Texas A&M Kingsville’s Daniel Enriquez (85) from Edinburg Vela drags a UT Permian Basin defender Miquon Mayes (10) during the first quarter in a 2021at Pepsi Field Texas A&M University on Saturday, March 20,2021 in Kingsville. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com)
©All Images Copyrighted This year’s group of Javelinas also includes 17 former Valley football players on its roster. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com)
©All Images Copyrighted Redshirt sophomore Amonte Bowen (Donna, Texas) rushed for 50 yards at Pepsi Field Texas A&M University on Saturday, March 20,2021 in Kingsville. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com)
©All Images Copyrighted Texas A&M Kingsville’s Jacob Cavazos (16)from Weslaco High bobbles a snap as UT Permian Basin defender Dominique Varela makes a hit on the play during the first quarter in a 2021 Spring football game at Pepsi Field Texas A&M University on Saturday, March 20,2021 in Kingsville. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com)
©All Images Copyrighted Texas A&M Kingsville’s football coach Michael Salinas during practice on Saturday, March 20,2021 in Kingsville. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com)
©All Images Copyrighted Texas A&;M Kingsville’s Jacob Cavazos (16) before the start of a 2021 a football game at Pepsi Field Texas A&M University on Saturday, March 20,2021 in Kingsville. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com)
©All Images Copyrighted Texas A&M Kingsville’s Daniel Enriquez (85) during the first quarter of a 2021 Spring football game at Pepsi Field Texas A&M University on Saturday, March 20,2021 in Kingsville. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com)
©All Images Copyrighted Texas A&M Kingsville’s Julio Cuello (61) from Edinburg Vela and Troy Billman (69) Donna High school offensive lineman during a game with UT Permian Basin in a 2021 Spring football game at Pepsi Field Texas A&M University on Saturday, March 20,2021 in Kingsville. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com)
©All Images Copyrighted Texas A&M Kingsville’s Sterling Riles (15) knocks down a pass intended for UT Permian Basin Baylon Ware (9) during the first quarter in a 2021 Spring football game at Pepsi Field Texas A&M University on Saturday, March 20,2021 in Kingsville. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com)