August 11, 2010

State's top OL focused on a state title run

Football season is here and high school programs around the state are beinning their quests for a 2010 State Championship.

Every year coach David Aymond has Galena Park North Shore in that elite-level discussion and things in 2010 shouldn't be any different. The Mustangs are looking to replace some talent, but do have a lot coming back, including Rivals100 offensive lineman and Texas commitment Sedrick Flowers.

Flowers and the Mustangs kicked off two-a-day practices on Monday and excitement is still in the air as he and his teammates go through drills.

"It has been going good. We just started two-a-days on Monday," Flowers said. "Everybody is excited and ready for hitting to start up.

"The first day everybody was real excited and everything. Everybody is still excited. Everybody is learning everything and getting back into it. We don't have any hitches. Everybody is getting everything back."

Their opening weekend match-up with the Katy Tigers also has the Mustangs pumped up about the season.

In 2009 Katy clinched a tight 9-7 contest in the final minutes on a bad snap, which turned into a safety, and as the 2010 season approaches, North Shore is determined to show they learned a lot from last year's meeting.

"I'm real excited. I'm real pumped up knowing once we get to the season the first game is Katy," he said. "We lost last year but it's going to be a different story this year."

Flowers has been a starter since his sophomore year for the Mustangs and as he enters his final season at North Shore he is focused on reaching the ultimate goal.

"The goals I have for myself are to get my team ready to perform on a next level and hopefully win a state championship," he said. "I know during the season I'm going to get better but I want to make sure my teammates are getting better with me."

He is sad to see his time at North Shore nearing an end, but is looking forward to moving on to the University of Texas after he finishes up.

This summer Flowers kept in touch with the Longhorn coaching staff, as well as former teammate and current Longhorn Trey Hopkins. He did not do a whole lot of traveling this summer, but he was able to make it to Austin.

"I went up there for one of their camps. I was at the second camp," Flowers said. "They just wanted me to go up there and see the coaches and experience how they do it up there. I talked to a bunch of the coaches and got to know them better."

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