The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

October 9, 2012

Local Roundup: Cayuga's Holly to make official visit to Texas State Saturday

Palestine Herald-Press

— Cayuga’s star linebacker and offensive lineman Donald Holly III will make his first major, official college visit this weekend.

The Wildcat senior, who leads the team in tackles so far in 2012, will visit Texas State University in San Marcos on Saturday.

The Bobcats, who play in the Western Athletic Conference, first saw Holly during spring practice at Cayuga, and Holly said he’s been intrigued ever since.

“I’m extremely excited. I’m just hoping for things to happen,” Holly said. “I’m thinking about there and getting a feel for the college football atmosphere.

“I’m going to let them know that this is a legitimate interest and that they actually are high up on my list.”

A stalwart on the defensive side of the ball for the past two seasons, Holly moved back to the offensive line as well in 2012, his first time playing there since as a freshman in 2009, when Cayuga won the state title.

With Holly leading the way, the Wildcats have racked up loads of rushing yards, led by D’onte Jackson’s 585 yards and Chandler Rigdon’s 393.

A top-10 student at Cayuga, Holly said he likes that Texas State has a strong agricultural program because that is the type of career he hopes to pursue.

“I know that they are an up-and-coming agricultural school and they will have some benefits as a student and an athlete,” Holly said.


PHS boys win again

The Palestine boys cross country team won its fifth-straight meet Friday, besting 29 other schools to capture the meet title in Lindale.

Tyler Barnard led the way for the Wildcats with a third-place finish, while Denis Quincin finished fourth and Alex Meyers fifth.

Mason Munoz (10th) and Rudy Ruiz (16th) rounded out the Palestine scoring five.

The Palestine boys’ junior varsity team finished second at the meet, led by Christopher Rangel’s fifth-place finish.