The 29th Annual Bird Bowl was nominated as a big game to be included in the Great American Rivalry Series. At the end of the Bird Bowl game, the Hawks were presented with the Great American Rivalry Series Championship Trophy.
Top senior athletes from Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South were recognized as Scholar Athletes and one student was named the game’s most valuable player.
Elias Ledesma, a senior football player from Harlingen High School South was named MVP and received a trophy in recognition.
Isaiah Perales and Marcos Gonzalez were recognized as Scholar Athletes and presented with scholarships by the Marines.
Isaiah Perales is a senior at Harlingen High School, a three-year letterman, and a member of the National Honor Society. After graduation, he plans to attend Texas A&M in College Station to pursue a degree in aerospace engineering.
Marcos Gonzalez is a senior at Harlingen High School South, and he is ranked second in his class. He was voted football newcomer of the year as a sophomore in district 32-6A. He is a member of the National Honor Society as well as a member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 142, and he is working on becoming an Eagle Scout. After graduation, he plans to attend the University of Texas or Harvard.