10 Stars

Santa Fe softball team honors victims with new addition to uniform

Santa Fe softball team honors victims with new addition to uniform
The 10 stars representing the 10 lives lost. Via Vype

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HOUSTON – When the Santa Fe softball team took the field this week for its first game of the 2019 season, there was something different about its uniform.

Heading into this year, new uniforms were ordered. Along with the normalcies of a uniform 10 stars were added to the right sleeve of every Santa Fe uniform top.

The 10 stars representing the 10 lives lost in the horrific May 18, 2018 shooting at Santa Fe High School.

"It was an emotional roller coaster," Santa Fe sophomore Reese Reyna said about when the team saw the uniforms for the first time. "It definitely meant a lot to us. It helped us in every way possible."

Reyna and teammates Ryleigh Mata and Rylie Bouvier were all freshmen at Santa Fe High School last year.

"It means everything to me, knowing that they are all there with me and I can just look at them and see them there," Bouvier said about the stars. "It's hard because they're not here with us but I know they are mentally here."

Reyna wasn't actually at school the morning of the shooting, while Mata and Bouvier were in a geometry class.

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The Texans are releasing corner Shaq Griffin. Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images.

One of the big factors that led to the Texans' loss to the Jaguars on Sunday was the secondary. Multiple flags for pass interference gave Jacksonville more opportunities to pick up first downs and score points.

So it's no surprise that DeMeco Ryans is making some changes to his defense this week. According to several reports, Texans corner Shaq Griffin has been cut.

Nickel corner Tavierre Thomas was flagged for PI more than once on Sunday, and was burned badly by Jaguars receiver Calvin Ridley for a touchdown.

DeMeco was asked after the game if he considered replacing Thomas with Desmond King or Shaq Griffin. Ryans didn't give a definitive answer, but it looks like we got one today.

One has to wonder if Desmond Kings' experience playing nickel was the reason for his promotion to the active roster and why Griffin was released. If Thomas continues to struggle, King looks like the next man up to replace him.

The Texans also made some other adjustments to their roster on Wednesday, per Aaron Wilson. Linebacker Denzel Perryman returns from suspension, kicker Matt Ammendola and linebacker Garret Wallow join the practice squad. They also released Gerrid Doaks from the practice squad.

The other big piece of news involves left guard Tytus Howard. He heads to injured reserve, ending his season after hurting his knee against Jacksonville.

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