Varsity gridders seek improvement
Photos by JAIMIE HSU
by CRYSTAL HUANG
Looking to start league play with a victory, the varsity gridders will be play the Whittier Cardinals on their field at 7p.m. Oct. 1.
The Spartans played against the Diamond Ranch Panthers Sept. 18, away, and lost, 35-3.
The team is trying their best to gain as many victories as they can for this year’s season.
“We have to trust our brothers to do their own job,” said Luis Guerrero, starting left guard, “and have everyone be together as one team. Only then will we win as many games possible this season.”
The coaches are also trying their best to help as much as they can during practice.
“Our guys improved from the previous weeks, but we weren’t satisfied. We got to come out with more intensity and more fundamentals for the next game,” said Assistant Coach Aaron Cantu. “We plan on doing what we do on the field, and that’s how we play during our actual games on the field.”
There will also be some new additions to the team, since a varsity player has just transferred to Schurr.
“I would love to play on the field right now, but I am ineligible because I just transferred, and the rule is that I cannot play for thirty days after I have transferred.” Said senior varsity player Christopher Candelaria. “My main goal this year is to contribute as much as I can to varsity and to help win as many games as we can as a team.”
The team also holds some practice on what they usually do before a game.
Senior captain Adrian Medrano, said, “I usually get the team pumped up by just practicing as hard as we can, I think that is all there is to it. I also plan to get the team ready for the rest of the season by getting them to just practice as much as they can and to have fun no matter what.”
Coaches are also trying their best to improve the abilities of the team.
“This year we will continue to improve and be competitive in league and the rest of the season. I think we have improved on everything. It may not seem like it since we have not been winning much, but we have improved on many things, such as our offense and defense,” said Head Coach Ramos. “We just have a long way to go. We are not where we need to be, but we are getting there, closer and closer.”