The Harvest Christian Eagles girls basketball team have just won the TAPPS 1A state championship over Texoma Christian School-Sherman, 78-27, wrapping up a dominant 42-1 record this season. This is their 2nd state championship in a row and they are absolutely the best team in the Valley that you’ve never heard of.
For those of you wondering, yes, the Valley has several players on FBS rosters. Unfortunately, none of our local sports news outlets covered their seasons at all.
Fortunately, your lonely friends at The Bench Wire scoured through all 134 FBS school rosters to bring you this year’s RGV college football player 2023 season recap.
In a world brimming with information at our fingertips, it’s both a travesty and a comedy that, quite expectedly, the UTRGV Football program remains an enigmatic ghost on the internet. The powers that be within UTRGV couldn’t even spruce for some lonely student, and future reddit mod, to create a Wikipedia page for the team.
Of course, your friends at The Bench Wire are here to save the day and help answer all your burning questions about the next thing the Valley will soon enough ignore.
Earlier today, the College Football Playoff Board of Managers met earlier today to unanimously approve to change the current four-team playoff system to a “5+7” model, which would feature five of the highest ranked conference champions and seven at-large bids based on their ranking by the College Football Playoff Committee, a total of 12 teams competing for the college football national championship.
One could argue that today’s vote was the final death knell in the collapsing world of college football of old. Gone are the days of debating who the REAL champion should be. Gone are the days of players or coaches caring about winning a non-playoff bowl. Gone are the days where players stayed committed to one school and risked everything for a chance at, maybe finally, getting paid in the league.
And that’s a good thing.
Earlier today, two confirmed suspects opened fire in the middle of the championship celebration parade for the Kansas City Chiefs. At of the time of this writing, it has been confirmed that at least one person was killed, while as many as 15 others have been injured. Although only two suspects in custody have been reported, as many as three persons are currently in custody with video surfacing of one potential suspect being brought down by two Kansas City Chiefs fans.
UTRGV Football’s first-ever recruiting class became official as this year’s National Signing Day kicked off yesterday. By the day’s end, UTRGV signed a total of 51 student-athletes to be a part of their inaugural season, 10 of which had already signed their letter of intent during the early signing period in December.
Over the past 10 weeks, the PSJA North Raiders football team has looked nothing short of dominant on the field. Following a 30-0 trouncing of fellow Valley 5A district powerhouse rival, Edinburg Vela, there’s been absolutely no question who has been the best high school football team in Rio Grande Valley this year.
After eight rounds of punishment, Omar Figueroa’s corner had seen enough and ended his 140-pound title eliminator bout against Sergey Lipinets who stepped in only five days ago after Adrien Broner stepped away due to mental health issues.