The Patriots are looking to build on a 10-win 2017 season.
MISSION — At long last, Mission Veterans wide receiver A.J. Gonzaque will be unleashed on the Valley. No more summertime 7-on-7 and no more scrimmages with their encouraging albeit meaningless results. Beginning Friday night, everyone will be keeping score.
Gonzaque would have made his varsity debut as a freshman in the Patriots’ 2017 season opener against Harlingen High. He tore an ACL in spring 2017, keeping him off the field for the entirety of the Patriots’ 10-2 season.
“I’m so blessed to be in a situation where I can play again,” Gonzaque said. “After this injury, a lot of people thought it might hold me back. Thanks to my trainers and coach (David) Gilpin being by my side through rehab, I feel like I’m 100 percent again and do whatever I used to do before I was injured. I want to make my brothers and coach Gilpin proud to see me do what they expect me to do.”