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High School Football: Rattlers searching for offensive rhythm

Nick Castillo

Daily Record Sports

San Marcos offensive coordinator Victor Sierra gathered his offense following Wednesday’s practice and preached the importance of responding. 

The Rattlers (1-2, 0-0 14-6A) will try to respond tonight when they take on San Antonio Taft (1-2, 0-0 28-6A) following a 49-35 loss to New Braunfels. 

“Last Friday left a bad taste in our mouth,” Sierra said. “(The players) have had to go out and work hard and get after it, and understand Taft is a quality opponent. We expect another hard fought battle and they need to respond to it.”

High School Volleyball: Lady Rattlers' rally falls short in five-set battle

Nick Castillo

Daily Record Sports

San Marcos made one final push down 7-1 in a deciding fifth set against Southside on Tuesday.

The Lady Rattlers chipped away at the Cardinals' lead and cut the deficit to 14-12 but San Marcos was unable to complete the comeback. Southside claimed the fifth set, 15-12, and the match 3-2 (25-18, 22-25, 23-25, 25-15, 15-12).

The Cardinals began the match by jumping out to a 10-4 lead in the opening set. The Lady Rattlers fought back to bring the score to 19-14 but Southside won the set at 25-18.

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High School Football: Meet the Rattlers' scout team

NICK CASTILLO
Daily Record Sports

San Marcos assistant coach Ben Yock yells to the scout defense “popsicle, no one has a popsicle yet,” during a hot Wednesday afternoon practice.

A popsicle is simply the reward a defensive scout player receives for sacking the quarterback. While it seems like cheesy reward for making a play, junior Isreal Romero says it does make a difference. 

“(Earning popsicles) actually does (motivate us) because we get something out of it so might as well work for it,” said Romero, who claims he average three popsicles a week. 

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