The “West Side Bowl” features two of the largest schools in El Paso, and is traditionally a fierce battle highlighted by close finishes. In Saturday’s match-up, Franklin proved to be too strong on offense for the wounded Thunderbirds to handle, and the Cougars scored early and often to reclaim the West Side Bowl trophy with a 57-17 victory.
Ron Dendinger III
Ron Lee Dentinger III is the son of Ron and Tricia Dentinger. Academically, he ranks in the top 2% of this year’s senior class. He is a National Hispanic Merit Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. In addition to academics, Ron Lee is involved in football and track. He is a producer for CTV. He is also an accomplished piano and guitar player. He has verbally committed to an athletic scholarship to play football at the Colorado School of Mines next year.
Braxton Gerald Hatch is the son of Travis and Tiffany Hatch. He is a starter on the varsity football team and also plays varsity basketball for Franklin. He is involved in FCA and hopes to soon be a member of Student Council. Braxton is the 2014 Franklin Homecoming King. He is a future Eagle Scout and plans to attend a Mormon mission and play football in college.
Coach Brooks was the Head Coach at Coronado for 35 years, coaching in 17 Westside Bowls. His teams won 229 games, competed in 21 playoff games, won 8 Bi-District games and made it to the Texas State Quarterfinals in 1979. He was nominated to be the Texas High School All Star Coach (only Coach ever from El Paso). He also has been nominated to be in the Texas High School Coaches Hall of Fame. He was a great leader of men both on and off the field, and a legendary name in Texas High School Football.
Greg played in the Franklin/Coronado rivalry game his junior and senior years. Greg was Franklin’s offensive leader for four years and an All-District player his senior year. He attended Baylor University and was on Baylor’s All-Academic team and an All-Conference player in the Southwest Conference. He played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins. Following his NFL career, Greg attended law school. Accepting on his behalf tonight are his parents Steve and Donna Jerman.