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Story+Gallery: Teachers, Community Partners Unite to Give Rockets Gifts

Teachers, faculty and some very special community members gathered this week to play Santa Claus for nearly 200 Irvin Rockets.

For the second year in a row, the school organized its Irvin’s Angels event in which members of the faculty — with the help of partners in education from Fort Bliss, the Texas Department of Transportation and other entities vested in wellbeing of the school — came together to donate gifts to students right as they’re getting ready to head on out for the holiday break.

Students were served snacks and other goodies in a festive environment before being surprised by a visit from the real Santa, who brought with him sacks full of gifts.

“This is an opportunity for us to brighten the day of our students, some of whom may not get a gift this holiday season,” said Principal MaryAna Giba.

“This is just a small way in which we can tell our students that our faculty and staff, as well as our military and TxDOT partners, care about them and care about their future.”

This is the second year Irvin organizes this event, and already the number of gifts handed out has more than doubled.

Organizers say they expect even more students to benefit in upcoming years.

Author: Gustavo Reveles  | Photos courtesy of Irvin High – EPISD

Story In Many Pics: Parkland Downs Irvin 48-12

It was a battle of Northeast El Paso playoff powers, as the Irvin Rockets took a short flight over to the Bullring and the Parkland Matadors.

While Parkland was the host for the contest, they certainly were not inviting in the least, steamrolling the Rockets on the way to a 48-12 victory.

Our very own Johnny Yturales was there and we bring you his view of the game in this ‘Story in Many Pics.’

Spartans Dominate Rockets in Season Opener 55-7

The Pebble Hills Spartans set the tone early on and cruised past the Irvin Rockets in their season opener at Socorro Independent School District’s Student Activities Complex 55 to 7.

Only three minutes into the game, the Spartans struck first via a 6-yard touchdown run by Junior Caleb Gerber, who attributed the Spartan’s success running the ball to the entire team.

“Scoring the first touchdown was not just me, it was the whole team,” Gerber said. “It was the o-line, my quarterback, my receivers blocking. It was not that important to me.”

Then it was the defense’s turn, as in their first series, the Spartans forced a fumble and regained possession. The offense quickly returned to the field, allowing Orlando Puig to connect to Justin Wolfe on a 5-yard touchdown pass, making it 14-0.

Quarterback Christopher Beanes was brought in to try out a different offensive package, and he made his presence felt by scoring two touchdowns for the Spartans.

The Rockets had no answer to the Spartans offensive onslaught, conceding 41 points in the first half. The Spartans kept their opponents scoreless until the third quarter, when the Rockets scored their only touchdown of the game.

“Everybody was excited to play this game,” head coach Mark Torres said. “We executed what we planned to do.” According to Torres, there is much to improve for next week.

“Nothing is ever perfect, we have plenty to look at,” Torres said. “We will address all of the needs and make the adjustments to get ready for Andress.

The Spartans (1-0) will take on the visiting Andress Eagles Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Socorro Independent School District Student Activities Complex.

Author:  Matthew Thomas  |  Photo by Audrie Aguilar 

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