Friday Oct. 20, the MC football team played their Homecoming game against Del Norte, and emerged with a 28-20 win. The team has high hopes for the rest of the season, according to seniors Spencer Jackson and Sean Casey, and sophomore Ty Virgin.
“Our big goal is winning CIF, that’s the big picture,” Jackson said. “But I think a goal that every student, teacher, staff member, and student athlete at MC has is beating Westview. For our seniors this will be the last time we play them, so it means a lot.”
As the team overcomes the loss of some players, they have found new strengths.
“I believe we’re at the point where everyone is on the same page,” Jackson said. “It took a while and even losing some guys, but I believe we are solid now.”
While many teams would not be able to bounce back easily, the MC football team has a persistence that prevails.
“One of the strengths
of my team is that we never give up, we keep fighting,” Virgin said.
The determination demonstrated by the team is in order to finish the season in good standing, according to Casey.
“We are working towards finishing the season strong and earning a high playoff seed,” Casey said.
The team has a strength that will help them advance in their season, according to Jackson.
“I believe our team has experience with adversity, which helps us out on the field,” Jackson said. “I’d say my best asset is my vision, it makes running the ball and reading blocks a lot easier.”
The team displays many strengths, but they recognize where they can improve.
“One thing I think we could work on as a team is our awareness in games and practice,” Jackson said. “As well as turning up the energy and aggression at the right times.”
This viewpoint is shared by other members of the team.
“Our team needs to keep improving every week to advance to the CIF championship,” Casey said.
The team is not only focusing on the game itself, but how they interact off the field as well.
“Something I believe we could work on is coming together as a team and working together more,” Virgin said. “I feel like we work well as a team but just that little more effort to bond together will make us a great team. We are working on moving the ball, and we are doing so by using stimulating drills in practice.”