Warriors' spring drills begin Monday
April 17, 2011 at 4:17 a.m.
Updated April 18, 2011 at 4:18 a.m.
The search for a quarterback: Senior Kyle Motal threw for 26 touchdowns and 2,533 yards passing in 2010. But he has moved on, graduating and taking a scholarship at Western State in Colorado. The Warriors overall must replace three quarterbacks this year, and the favorite going into next year may be soon-to-be junior Garrett Rother, the JV starter. But the coaches will be looking for next year's starter this spring.
Shifting around defensive personnel: McAngus said the Warriors will be shifting players around on the defense to get better matchups on the defensive line and in the secondary. As a team, Victoria West's front seven averaged just half a sack per game. The secondary pulled in just six interceptions for all 12 games of the season. West also got only six fumble recoveries in 2010. Spring will give coaches a chance to find the best spots for the best players.
New year, full coaching staff: Last year, the Warriors entered spring practice short staffed. Not all of the coaches were present for spring practice last year. Now, with a full year of work and with the whole staff present, McAngus said he figures that the players will be more up to speed on the offensive and defensive schemes as they gear up for the fall campaign.
Other spring action
Calhoun: May 2, Spring Game May 27
El Campo: May 3, Spring Game May 23 or 24
No spring drills for Victoria East or Bay City
Victoria West opens spring drills on Monday, the first of three teams in the Crossroads region to start.
The Warriors finished 6-6, falling in the Class 4A, Division I area round of the playoffs to Weslaco East. There are questions for West heading into spring, most notably at quarterback with starter Kyle Motal and Jared Dolezal leaving.
Here are three things to watch this spring: