Wildkat named Montgomery County Player of the Week by Conroe Courier


photo or infographic by Kendall Cobb

LEADING BY EXAMPLE. At the first game against Tomball, senior Davis Soriano leads them team onto the field.

Under the bright stadium lights, the ball is snapped. Pressure is pushed on by the defensive line. The quarterback scrambles from number 42. The ball is stripped and on the ground, recovered by the defense. Number 42 made a game changing play. Kats win and upset state-ranked A&M Consolidated.  

Senior David Soriano was named player of the week by the Conroe Courier. With eight tackles, two sacks and a recovered fumble, Soriano led the Wildkats to victory over number five ranked A&M Consolidated. The honor is based on votes by fans and newspaper readers from the county.

From being underestimated to one of the biggest names in Montgomery County football, Soriano has grown into a skilled defensive end. He has earned the title of being the guy you can rely on to make a play. 

“I went from not having experience and being 160 pounds as a starting varsity defensive end to being awarded First team All-Montgomery County,” Soriano said. “I think I’m seen as the guy that can make magic happen when it’s needed.”

Soriano wasn’t always a Texas football star. His move from Brooklyn opened up new possibilities. 

“The move from New York to Texas definitely impacted me,” he said. “It provided me access to many opportunities that I would’ve never had in New York.”

IN ACTION. Doing his part to stop a touchdown, senior David Soriano tackles a Tomball runner. (photo or infographic by Kendall Cobb)

His dedication is used not just on the field, but in the classroom as he takes on a full load of Dual Credit classes. Though these classes are challenging, he uses his adversity to be successful. 

“It gets stressful, especially when I am overloaded with work at the same time,” he said. “I work through each class to the best of my ability.”

He serves as an inspiration on and off the field. He tries to achieve all of his goals and advise others to do the same. 

“I would want people to know that as long as you have a dream or goal and you do everything possible to achieve it,” he said. “You will succeed.”