The Humble Wildcats have found their groove on the field for the 2014 season. Opening up the season, the Wildcats played two 6A teams (Houston Reagan and Katy Tompkins) which some may think of it as a disadvantage since Humble is a 5A school, but the boys handled it well and won both the games.
Senior quarterback Kahlil Berotte and sophomore running back, Terio Brown, were key players in both preseason games, with Brown scoring one touchdown in the game against Reagan and three touchdowns in the game against Katy Tompkins. With such a huge contribution to the team, it’s a surprise that this is Brown’s first year on varsity even though he has been playing the sport since he was 5 years old. When asked about what he hopes for the season, Brown states that he will “try my best and get us to the state playoffs.”
Berotte supported Brown’s hopes for the season adding that he “expects [the Wildcats] to go to the playoffs and make a [new] name for the school. Then, whenever I leave, my classmates can carry over the tradition.” It has been years since Humble has made it to the post season, but this year is off to a great start. Berotte is a great leader on and off the field and what it comes down to is that he wants to be able to look at his teammates and say: “we did it together and believed in each other.”
Coach West admits, “We’ve made our strides but still have a long way to go. The good thing about preseason games is that you can iron out the glitches. Our kids are starting to figure out what the coaches want and what the coaches expect.” The boys really seem to be coming together as a team and complimenting each other’s athleticism. Brown and Berotte both put their trust in the offensive linemen and claim that they wouldn’t be where they are today in the season without them (Robert Bustamante, Christopher Flores, Mario Landa, Randy Joseph, Rodriguez, Ramiro Valesquez, and Isaiah Longino).
Best of luck the rest of this season boys. Keep believing in one another and you will achieve goals!