Posted: 12:53 pm Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Spring Football Tour (video): Tre Mason plus massive O-line equals big numbers for Park Vista 

By Jason Lieser

Note: Welcome to the PBGametime 2010 Spring Football Tour! During our two-week tour, we visit area teams, meet some of the top players and answer the most pressing questions. Today’s stop is Park Vista, where the running back Tre Mason is ready for a huge season behind the Cobras’ big offensive line.

Click below to see the video, and click here for more Spring Football Tour stops.

Cobras coach Brian Dodds said this is the biggest offensive line he’s had in 23 years as a high school coach. That unit is led by BCS prospects Mike Matulis (6-6, 260, No. 9 on The Big Board) and Cody Preble (6-5, 270, No. 5 on The Big Board). Preble is committed to Wake Forest, while Matulis is considering many options.

Mason (5-10, 190, 4.38, No. 7 on The Big Board) set his goal for the 2010 season at 2,000 yards, which would be unthinkable for most running backs. It’ll be pretty difficult for him to pull off, but if anybody has a shot at that gaudy number, it’s him.

Obviously, 2,000 yards means 200 per game if Park Vista does not make the playoffs. The Cobras should have one of their better teams this year and if they get two post-season games, Mason still would need to average almost 170 yards per game to hit his goal.

This was the area’s No. 1 rushing team (286.4 yards per game) by a wide margin over Glades Day, Olympic Heights, Seminole Ridge and Dwyer in 2009. There’s no reason the Cobras won’t be even better this fall and it’s hard to envision anyone coming close to them in terms of total rushing.

Park Vista visits Boynton Beach on Thursday at 7 p.m. for its spring game.