In his first season, Nogales High School coach Sebastian Hernandez successfully revived the Nobles football program to a point where it finished 5-5 overall and 3-3 in the Valle Vista League in 2011.

Hernandez took over a team that was 1-9 the previous year, but he knows just because the Nobles took a big step forward doesn't automatically mean they can do it again.

The Nobles graduated standout running back Keith Bolden Jr., and quarterback Nephi Tofiga and will be with inexperienced players at the skill positions when the season opens Aug. 24 against Rowland.

"It's going to be a challenge to improve off the record from last year, but the guys coming back are just soldiers," Hernandez said. "They're doing whatever we tell them to. They're guys that understand they have to work for what they get."

Hernandez is in the same situation as neighboring schools such as Wilson and Walnut which don't boast the best football talent but try to get the most out of their players.Click HERE for entire story!