Rockport-Fulton High School football team energized for the 2021 season

The Rockport-Fulton High School football team starts the season off with good returns and confidence.

Len Hayward, Wochit


Key players return

QB-Ass Seibert, so .; RB John Chupe, Sr. RB Luke Muirhead, Sr.; RB-DB Devan Phillips, Jr.; S. Carson Flores, Sr .; LB Payton McCalister; DT Luis Aguilar, sr.

District: 16-4A Division II

Record 2020: 6-5, 3-1

What head coach Jay Seibert says

“We are very confident that we are bringing back a lot of players with a lot of gaming experience. We have several two-year starters, seniors, who have started on offensive and defensive since their sophomore year.” We feel like we have a lot of games under our belt in the initial attack and defense. Every time you have that, you come with the confidence that at least we know what we have. We have a good idea of ​​what we are bringing to the table. “

What RB-DB Devan Phillips says

“It’s just about winning every single game and competing … every day in practice, and making sure it shows up on Friday night … just compete.”

What RB John Chupe says

“We work hard. Two days a day is really tough, but we’ll pull through it. Trust builds up slowly, everyone learns new things, we have people in new positions. Once the scrimmages start and the seasonal rolls are going to rock and roll and they are going to be solid. “

What QB Ace Seibert says

“We’re out here and just want to go 100 percent every day. We don’t really look to the future, we just go day by day now. I’m more experienced, I’ve gained a lot and I’m not that small and” young helps. “


The Pirates are in a district with Sinton and expect to fight for a district title with their San Patricio County neighbors. And they have the returning firepower to do it. Rockport-Fulton returns eight offensive starters and seven on the defensive, including running back John Chupe and quarterback Ace Seibert. Chupe is one of the best rushers in the area and has excelled in the pirates’ slot T attack. Seibert, meanwhile, returns as a freshman as a second grader after a 1,000-yard season has elapsed. Defensively, however, the pirates could shine. Rockport-Fulton returns six out of seven starters, including Payton McCalister. McCalister had 72 tackles last season.

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Len Hayward is the USA Today Sports Network Region’s sports director and the Caller-Times sports editor. Support additional coverage like this by checking out our subscription options and specials at