Fall Sports Preview: Football

Last year, the school’s football team ended with a league record of 8-2, but their efforts did not merit a ticket into the playoffs. Since taking the position last year, head coach Trevor Pruitt has overhauled the football team, making it much more competitive. He has changed everything from the training program to the strategies and plays.

This summer, the team focused on bulking up in the weight room, while training for a faster paced game on the field.

“We’re doing a lot of strength training, focusing on the chest, the shoulders, neck areas, so they can absorb most of the force from the hit,” Pruitt said. “We like to practice. We like to push the tempo of practice where we don’t have to do the conditioning.”

The football team trains two hours a day, five days a week. “It’s the desire to win,” junior captain Kyle Gounod said of their motivation to train. “We want to win, we don’t want to go 0-10 again like we had in previous years.”

The desire to improve is found throughout all the football players and is praised by Coach Pruitt.

“It’s tough to find a football team where everybody wants to be there playing ball and getting a better atmosphere from football,” Pruitt said. “That is something I’ve enjoyed the whole summer.”

Don’t miss the first home game versus Burlingame on September 20th at 1:30 p.m.