Victoria Cobras have sights on state title

Cobras made state semifinals last season

VICTORIA, Texas — The Victoria Cobras are preparing for the next season by involving local schools to a little competition.

The Cobras along with Crossroad Christian, Saint Joseph, Futures Academy and Divine School all gathered to play 7-on-7 tournaments to prepare for next season. The Cobras play six-man football during the football season so 7-on-7 skills are helpful during the year. Last season, the Cobras made it one game away from the state finals and are hoping to change that this year. The Cobras are young, but will have upper classman in the back field to help lead. Soon to be junior running back, Israel Sauceda, has a goal to be the fastest athlete on the field and wants to be a leader on the team.

Six man is a lot faster [than normal football], they actually call it ‘Ironman football,’ because everything is non-stop, said Sauceda. The pace keeps going, you don’t get very many breaks, the field is shorter, everything keeps going and going and that’s what I like about it.

The starting quarterback for the Cobra’s,  Ty Lynch, has been playing six- man football for several years now and wants to make all-stars and bring home the state title.

Starting sixth grade, I had no idea how to play contact football, said Lynch. I had no idea what tackling meant, but I have improved greatly.

Cobra head coach Mark Chavez has high hopes for the upcoming season. The local schools will be playing 7-on-7 tournaments every Friday. The Cobra organization has been around for a little over a decade.