Alpine may be a small town in West Texas, but quarterback Evan Moore turned a few heads during his junior season, as he was named district MVP and First-Team All-Permian Basin, while also picking up Honorable Mention honors from both the Associated Press and the Texas Sportswriters.
Moore has been quarterbacking the team for three seasons and was proud of how the Bucks performed last year.
"We went 9-2 and lost in the second round of the playoffs. We won District for the first time in eleven years; it was a big year for us," he said.
Though he collected the accolades, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound signal-caller was just as proud of his growth on the field over the course of the season.
"This past year I really worked on being a pocket passer. My passing game developed over the past couple of seasons; that's something I've really been working on for the past few years, being a pocket passer and being a quarterback who can run.
"That's one of my other strengths; I can run the ball. I have the size and I can pick up some yards on the ground," he said.
Moore also recognized a better ability to lead his team as opposed to trying to take on everything himself.
"I've really improved in relying more on the team to help me out. I have trust in the group of guys I've been playing with since my freshman year and I've really learned to lead and work as a team instead of trying to do too much," he said.
That team mentality didn't stop Moore from finishing the season with 1,932 passing yards for twenty-one touchdowns and an additional 843 rushing yards for seventeen touchdowns.
Since the end of the season, the quarterback has been busy keeping in shape and playing a few other sports.
"I started power lifting right after the season and now I'm running track and playing baseball; I play third base and pitch," he said.
Though his recruitment is still in the earlier stages, Moore has heard from a few college programs.
"I've talked to a few coaches from Texas State and I've heard from University of New Mexico. I've received some invites from some colleges near New York, like Marist College," he said.
Come summer, however, Moore is ready to emerge and make a name for himself.
"I will for sure go to Texas State's camp and I want to go to Texas Tech, New Mexico, and Baylor. I'm going to try to go to all of those. It's hard being so far West in Alpine; we're kind of isolated from everything, but I want to go to some other camps, too," he said.