Austin Rios almost went six weeks without throwing a touchdown pass. When he finally found the end zone last week, a newspaper did not even give the Newport Harbor High quarterback the credit.
Rios actually threw a season-high three touchdowns that night. The paper instead wrote about Rios' older brother, Alex.
Keep in mind that Alex is in junior college and when he last suited up on the football field as a Sailor, he protected the quarterback.
The next day, after Rios kept Newport Harbor's CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division playoff hopes alive by leading the Sailors to a 41-0 victory against Marina in a Sunset League game, Rios received a text message from Alex.
"It looks like I had a good game. Have you seen the paper?" Rios said the message read.
Rios laughed and responded with, "Congratulations!"
The next text Rios wants from Alex is one congratulating him for helping the Sailors return to the postseason.