UTEP heads to Lower Valley for spring practice at Del Valle High School

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UTEP hit the road for one of its final spring practices of 2019 and praticed at Del Valle High School on Friday night.

It’s the second year in a row the Miners have practiced off campus during spring ball as part of a community outreach program Dana Dimel and Jim Senter have spearheaded. UTEP practiced at the SAC in 2018.

The Miners worked out for about two hours on Friday night in the Lower Valley, including a scrimmage. It’s all a part of the lead up to UTEP’s spring game.

“I thought it was good work for us, the kids had a lot of energy, being at a neutral venue and in front of fans that haven’t seen them work out this spring,” Dimel said.
“El Paso is bigger than most people expect so everything we do is pretty much on the west side,” senior quarterback Kai Locksley said. “That’s the crowd and individuals that we meet and it’s good to meet both sides and give everyone a chance to come see what we have to offer.”
“We’re excited that Mr. Senter and Coach Dimel reached out to us,” Del Valle head coach Jesse Perales said. “True to their word, they want to connect with the community and all of El Paso and they’re doing that. They’re putting the rubber to the road and getting it done.”
 
UTEP’s spring game will be Saturday, April 13 at noon at the Sun Bowl. 

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