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Outgoing SMDR sports editor Joe Vozzelli's five (bold) predictions for the upcoming year

By JOE VOZZELLI
Just My Type

By now, most of you know that today is my final day at the San Marcos Daily Record.

But, before I leave you, I figured I'd come up with five predictions, some of which are bold, for the upcoming year. Here goes:

1. The Rattlers will challenge Bowie for the district title in football. 
In its preseason prognostications for District 14-6A, Dave Campbell's Texas Football had Austin-Bowie as the champion of the league followed by San Marcos. 

I agree with DCTF. 

Texas State senior quarterback Tyler Jones is being pressured by a pass rush against Louisiana-Lafayette (File Photo).

College Football: An open competition between Tyler Jones and Eddie Printz for starting job at Texas State

By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports

More is not always better.

Quality over quantity.

Whatever phrase works for you, that’s head coach Everett Withers’ apparent strategy when it comes to quarterbacks.

Texas State sophomore Inoke Langi (No. 81) was named to the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award Watch List (Photo by Kelley Spencer/ Texas State Athletics)

College Football: Inoke Langi named to Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award watch list

By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports

Inoke Langi’s first season at a skill position could be a big one.

At least according to the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame who named Langi to the 2016 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award Watch List. 38 players of Polynesian decent were selected from 24 different Football Bowl Subdivision programs including Langi. The award is given to the most outstanding Polynesian college football player that “epitomizes great ability and integrity.”

A woman shoots a gun on a range during Tackleberrys’ gun class (Submitted photo).

Outdoors: Local shop offers several gun courses

By JIM DARNELL
Outdoors

Guns in our country are really in the spotlight. Fear is a big factor among many now in our society — terrorism, night club mass murders, policemen being murdered, domestic violence.

Guns are not the problem.  

It is hate in the hearts of people. The murder of 84 people in Nice, France, was done with a truck.  

Maybe we should outlaw trucks.

On the Texas scene open carry is now legal if you have passed the certified concealed carry course. I’m not too excited about open carry. I think it’s primarily a macho thing.  

Texas State senior quarterback Tyler Jones (far right), who has started all but one of the past 33 games, chats with his teammates (Daily Record Photo by Gerald Castillo).

Features: Texas State quarterback Tyler Jones is forging his legacy

By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports

Four years ago, Tyler Jones wasn’t on anyone’s radar.

He was the sub-200 pound true freshman quarterback from Stephenville who was expected to sit behind either senior Tyler Arndt or spring game standout Jordan Moore. Following his breakout game against Wyoming, he was the young kid amongst a team of 59 juniors and seniors in 2013.

Now his role is reversed.

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