New district first look: West Mesquite

Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of profiles on the school’s opponent in next year’s new UIL district, 15-5A. 

West Mesquite

Enrollment: 1,885

Mascot: Wranglers

School Colors: Burnt Orange and White

Distance from Lovejoy: 33.9 miles (41 minutes) 2500 Memorial Boulevard, Mesquite, TX 75149

Year opened: 1976

Wranglers’ 2015-16 results (according to SportsDayHS):

Football: 5-5

Volleyball: 6-17

Boys Basketball: 30-6

Girls Basketball: 24-8

Boys Soccer: 6-7

Girls Soccer: 3-12

Baseball: 0-16

Softball: 3-11

Notable Alumni: Trevone Boykin – quarterback for the TCU Horned Frogs

Thomas DeHorney – renowned international opera singer, voice teacher, and model

Big Joe Walker – country music recording artist, record producer, actor, film composer

Craig Wayne Boyd – Winner of Season 7 of The Voice (U.S.) in 2014

Athletes to watch: Coye Campbell, G, Class of 2018

Campbell just finished his sophomore season as a guard on the Wranglers’ basketball team. Campbell was the second leading scorer last year for the Wranglers behind senior guard Andre Watts. The sophomore finished the season with 413 total points scored in 28 games, an average of 14.8 points per game. Along with being the team’s second leading scorer, Campbell was also second on the team in assists with 94.

Analysis: Outside of the successful basketball program at West Mesquite, the Wranglers did not have much success at all in the athletic department. With a winless baseball team and near winless softball and girls soccer teams, the Wranglers definitely have room for improvement as they enter the new district after realignment.