Alberto Diaz reacts during a pep rally for the Mission Veterans football team at Mission Veterans Memorial High School on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Mission. The Mission Veterans football team will be going against San Antonio Wagner in the fourth round of playoffs in a game at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday morning. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Head coach David Gilpin speaks to attendees during a pep rally for the Mission Veterans football team at Mission Veterans Memorial High School on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Mission. The Mission Veterans football team will be going against San Antonio Wagner in the fourth round of playoffs in a game at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday morning. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Mothers of some of the members of the Mission Veterans football team dance wearing large masks bearing the likeness of their sons during a pep rally at Mission Veterans Memorial High School on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Mission. The Mission Veterans football team will be going against San Antonio Wagner in the fourth round of playoffs in a game at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday morning. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Memebers of the Mission Veterans football team react while watching a group of mothers of some of the members of the Mission Veterans football team dance wearing large masks bearing the likeness of their sons during a pep rally at Mission Veterans Memorial High School on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Mission. The Mission Veterans football team will be going against San Antonio Wagner in the fourth round of playoffs in a game at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday morning. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Mission Veterans cheerleaders dance during a pep rally for the Mission Veterans football team at Mission Veterans Memorial High School on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Mission. The Mission Veterans football team will be going against San Antonio Wagner in the fourth round of playoffs in a game at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday morning. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Members of the Mission Veterans cheerleaders perform during a pep rally for the Mission Veterans football team at Mission Veterans Memorial High School on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Mission. The Mission Veterans football team will be going against San Antonio Wagner in the fourth round of playoffs in a game at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday morning. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Head coach David Gilpin shakes the hand of Jazz Vallejo during a pep rally for the Mission Veterans football team at Mission Veterans Memorial High School on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Mission. The Mission Veterans football team will be going against San Antonio Wagner in the fourth round of playoffs in a game at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday morning. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Members of the Mission Veterans football team pose for impromptu group photo during a pep rally for the Mission Veterans football team at Mission Veterans Memorial High School on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Mission. The Mission Veterans football team will be going against San Antonio Wagner in the fourth round of playoffs in a game at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday morning. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
The crowd holds hands as the fight song is played during a pep rally for the Mission Veterans football team at Mission Veterans Memorial High School on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Mission. The Mission Veterans football team will be going against San Antonio Wagner in the fourth round of playoffs in a game at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday morning. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)