2013 Player to Watch: Jalen Garza

Published 07/29 2013 08:33PM

Updated 07/29 2013 10:26PM

Last season the Anson Tigers surprised pretty much everone by going from 0-10 in 2011 to 10-2 in 2012. A big reason for that was the play of their quarterback Jalen Garza.

In 2012 Garza threw for over 2,000 yards and 23 touchdowns. At the same time running for over 1,000 yards on the ground with another 13 touchdowns, helping the tigers to that ten win turn around.

"Last year was my first year playing varsity. I really didn't know what to expect and we really didn't know how good we were going to be last year," said Jalen Garza.

This year year the defending district four-a division two offensive m-v-p is poised for another strong season after a lot of work in the offseason and seven-on-seven.

"Last year we felt like we had a lot to prove after being 0-10. We tried to come out and show everybody that we could do it. Now that everybody knows that we could do it, we're going to have more of a target on our back and people are going to be looking out for us. We've been working hard this offseason to just keep better, and improving all year," said Garza.

The expectations are also high in Anson this season and that means the pressure is on the Tigers and Garza.

"This year we have a lot of confidence, and we know how good we're going to be. We know how good we are, and we can be as long as we play good. We have big expectations this year," said Garza.

If the tigers are going to live up to those expectations, they'll need another solid year from their quarterback. That makes Jalen Garza a player to watch in 2012.

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