Heavy mettle

Cotulla High School football athletes took top accolades at the State Qualifying Lineman Challenge in San Marcos on June 12 and were seventh of 20 teams at the state meet at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene June 26. The Cotulla lineman earned gold in Division III (3A) to qualify for the State Lineman Challenge in Abilene. Team members included seniors Micheal Flores, Rudy Velasquez, Darren Thomas, and Eric Ortega and underclassmen Kaleb Linares and Robert Sanchez. CHS Coach Esteban Rodriguez extended his thanks to the community for their support of the team.