La Vega did not get off to a good start this season.
The Pirates were 1-5 to start the year before dropping their district opener to Mexia.
At that moment, Mariano Falcon told himself in order to help his team turn things around, he had to score a goal in every game.
And that’s what the senior midfielder did in all but two contests through district.
Falcon even recorded a hat trick against Robinson.
“He put the team on his back this year and said you’re going to go as far as I go,” La Vega coach Paul Deleon said. “He played extremely well through district and through the playoffs.”
Falcon finished the season with 16 goals and five assists as he was named the District 17-4A MVP.
This success came after a down year his junior season.