Fillmore and Santa Paula took a group photo together of all their senior’s in celebration of the last tennis match of the season. Photo courtesy Coach Lolita Wyche-Bowman.
Fillmore and Santa Paula took a group photo together of all their senior’s in celebration of the last tennis match of the season. Photo courtesy Coach Lolita Wyche-Bowman.
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A note from Tennis Coach Lolita Wyche-Bowman:
We have now come to the end of the Fillmore high school girl’s tennis season. We have a season record of 0 wins and 18 losses. Yes, the Fillmore team is a humble team; matches are played against experienced tennis players. Even so, past experience of their opponents does not inhibit their ability to play their best on the courts; and that is something to be proud of. The girls have trained for the season running sprints and completing tennis drills such as down the line shots and overhead smashes. If you see them on the tennis courts, just ask them how many aces they have under their belts! Acing an opponent alone is a skill; and boy does it feel good when this happens...right girls!” Like I say every year to my team, “If you can learn how to play tennis, you can do just about anything down the road.” The tennis team is full of great students and it seems they play tennis for the challenge; acquiring good grades and becoming a good tennis player requires work and dedication. On another note, on October 18, Fillmore played against Hueneme high school; Jessica Flores and Melissa Higuera scoring two points for Fillmore. It was Fillmore versus Santa Paula on October 16 with a final core of Fillmore 5, Santa Paula 13. Doubles team Maria Gonzalez and Amairani Aragon scored two points; Jessica Flores scored one point, doubles team Briana Lopez and Karime Renteria scored one point, and doubles team Stephanie Garcia and Valerie Esparza scored one point for Fillmore. Thank you to the parents for supporting their daughters this year during the tennis season. Last, if you know a high school girl who is up for a challenge to learn a highly skilled sport, tell her to stop by the tennis courts to inquire about being on the team next season. Tell her she will learn how to hit overhead smashes, crosscourt forehands and aces! A special thanks to Michelle and Melissa’s mother for being supportive of the team this entire season! In special memory to my father, Charles Wyche former Fillmore high school tennis coach.

 

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Photos courtesy Nancy Magana.Oxnard County Soccer League – Saturday, October 13: 
Boys 2010
Score: CU 2-1 Pumas CU Blue
Goals: Nathan Lepe 1, and Noah Valenzuela 1
Assist: Nathan Lepe
Overall Record: 3-2-0

Boys 2008
Score: CU 4-2 Juventus
Goals: Hector Hernandez 1, Julio Ballestero 1, Abe de la Cruz 1 and Jesus Canchola 1
Overall Record: 6-0-0

Girls 2006 Bonze Alpha
Score: CU 4-0 Coastal Valley Lady Outlaws
Goals: Fatima Alvarado 1, Marlene Gonzalez 1, Jessica Rodriguez 1, and Jadon Rodriguez 1
Assist: Marlene Gonzalez, and Jadon Rodriguez
Shutout: Gabriela Martinez

Girls 2001 Bronze North
Score: CU 6-3 Palmdale Thunder 
Goals: Jennifer Cruz 3, Aaliyah Lopez, Anahi Andrade 1, and Aliya Baez 1

Boys 2001 Silver Alpha
Score: CU 4-0 Oxnard Wave SC Gold 
Goals: Sergio Ramos 1, Julio Suarez 1, Eric Torres 1, and Eduardo Magaña 1
Assist: Rolando Cabrera 1, Luis Sosa 1, and Adrian Perez 1 

Boys 2005 Bronze Alpha
Score: 9-2 Coastal Valley Outlaws B05 
Goals: Alex Lanza 2, Arnulfo “Chino” Zepeda 3 (Hat Trick), Joel Virgen 1, Alonso Murillo 2, 
and Juan Garza 1
Assist: Arnulfo “Chino” Zepeda 3, Diego Alcaraz 3, Danny Melendez 1, Alex Lanza 1, Joel Virgen 1

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Sunday, October 14:
Girls 2008 Bronze Beta
Score: CU 4 – 1 Eagles Black
Goals: Lizbeth Mendez 3 (Hat Trick) and Sara Diaz 1
Assist: Sara Diaz
Overall Record: 3-4-2

Girls 2006 Bonze Alpha
Score: CU 6 - 1 CC Dynasty FC G06
Goals: Victoria Piña 2, Jessica Rodriguez 1, Marlene Gonzalez 1, Fatima Alvarado 2
Assist: Marlene Gonzalez, Alexis Piña
Overall Record: 9-0-0

Boys 2005 Bronze Alpha
Score: CU 4-1 Coastal Valley Outlaws B05 Coastal Valley Knights
Goals: Diego Alcaraz 1, Arnulfo “Chino” Zepeda 2, and Alonso Murillo 1
Assist: Diego Alcaraz 1, Lisandro Orozco 1, Antonio de la Cruz 1
Overall Record: 8-1-0

Girls 2001 Bronze North
Score: CU 6-1 Futbol Foundation
Goals: Jennifer Cruz 3 (Hat Trick), Ari Ocegueda 2, and Aaliyah Lopez 1
Overall Record: 5-2-3

Boys 2001 Silver Alpha
Score: CU 4-1 Santa Barbara SC White 
Goals: Alex Ortiz 1, Yobany Figueroa 1, Rolando Cabrera 1, Adrian Perez 1
Assist: Rolando Cabrera 1, Luis Sosa 1, and Adrian Perez 1 
Overall Record: 8-1-1
Photos courtesy Nancy Magana.Oxnard County Soccer League – Saturday, October 13: Boys 2010 Score: CU 2-1 Pumas CU Blue Goals: Nathan Lepe 1, and Noah Valenzuela 1 Assist: Nathan Lepe Overall Record: 3-2-0 Boys 2008 Score: CU 4-2 Juventus Goals: Hector Hernandez 1, Julio Ballestero 1, Abe de la Cruz 1 and Jesus Canchola 1 Overall Record: 6-0-0 Girls 2006 Bonze Alpha Score: CU 4-0 Coastal Valley Lady Outlaws Goals: Fatima Alvarado 1, Marlene Gonzalez 1, Jessica Rodriguez 1, and Jadon Rodriguez 1 Assist: Marlene Gonzalez, and Jadon Rodriguez Shutout: Gabriela Martinez Girls 2001 Bronze North Score: CU 6-3 Palmdale Thunder Goals: Jennifer Cruz 3, Aaliyah Lopez, Anahi Andrade 1, and Aliya Baez 1 Boys 2001 Silver Alpha Score: CU 4-0 Oxnard Wave SC Gold Goals: Sergio Ramos 1, Julio Suarez 1, Eric Torres 1, and Eduardo Magaña 1 Assist: Rolando Cabrera 1, Luis Sosa 1, and Adrian Perez 1 Boys 2005 Bronze Alpha Score: 9-2 Coastal Valley Outlaws B05 Goals: Alex Lanza 2, Arnulfo “Chino” Zepeda 3 (Hat Trick), Joel Virgen 1, Alonso Murillo 2, and Juan Garza 1 Assist: Arnulfo “Chino” Zepeda 3, Diego Alcaraz 3, Danny Melendez 1, Alex Lanza 1, Joel Virgen 1 *** Sunday, October 14: Girls 2008 Bronze Beta Score: CU 4 – 1 Eagles Black Goals: Lizbeth Mendez 3 (Hat Trick) and Sara Diaz 1 Assist: Sara Diaz Overall Record: 3-4-2 Girls 2006 Bonze Alpha Score: CU 6 - 1 CC Dynasty FC G06 Goals: Victoria Piña 2, Jessica Rodriguez 1, Marlene Gonzalez 1, Fatima Alvarado 2 Assist: Marlene Gonzalez, Alexis Piña Overall Record: 9-0-0 Boys 2005 Bronze Alpha Score: CU 4-1 Coastal Valley Outlaws B05 Coastal Valley Knights Goals: Diego Alcaraz 1, Arnulfo “Chino” Zepeda 2, and Alonso Murillo 1 Assist: Diego Alcaraz 1, Lisandro Orozco 1, Antonio de la Cruz 1 Overall Record: 8-1-0 Girls 2001 Bronze North Score: CU 6-1 Futbol Foundation Goals: Jennifer Cruz 3 (Hat Trick), Ari Ocegueda 2, and Aaliyah Lopez 1 Overall Record: 5-2-3 Boys 2001 Silver Alpha Score: CU 4-1 Santa Barbara SC White Goals: Alex Ortiz 1, Yobany Figueroa 1, Rolando Cabrera 1, Adrian Perez 1 Assist: Rolando Cabrera 1, Luis Sosa 1, and Adrian Perez 1 Overall Record: 8-1-1
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Following are the Fillmore Raiders game results for Saturday, October 13th: Raiders Mighty Mites Black (away game) vs. SC Grizzlies, 18-12, Raiders. Raiders Mighty Mites Silver (away game) vs. Mid-Valley, 20-0, Raiders. Raiders Bantams vs. Camarillo, 19-0, Camarillo. Raiders Sophomores vs. Santa Paula, 28-0, Santa Paula. Raiders Juniors vs. Crown Valley, 33-8, Raiders. Raiders Seniors vs. LA Ducks, 42-20, Ducks.

This week’s games will be October 20th: Raiders Might Mites Black vs. Ventura 9am at Ventura High School. Raiders Mighty Mites Silver vs. Oxnard 8am at Fillmore High School. Raiders Bantams vs. SF Rush 10am at Fillmore High School. Raiders Sophomores vs. Santa Paula 10am at Santa Paula High School. Raiders Juniors vs. Camarillo 12pm at Fillmore High School. Raiders Seniors vs. Santa Barbara 2pm at Fillmore High School.

 


 
Pictured above are the Fillmore Flashes Girls Cross Country Runners who finished in 6th place at the Lake Casitas 3 Mile Cross Country course this past Saturday. Photo courtesy Coach Kim Tafoya.
Pictured above are the Fillmore Flashes Girls Cross Country Runners who finished in 6th place at the Lake Casitas 3 Mile Cross Country course this past Saturday. Photo courtesy Coach Kim Tafoya.
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On Saturday, Fillmore Cross Country Athletes competed on the Lake Casitas 3 Mile Cross Country course over a challenging terrain that tested all runners’ ability to run well over a hilly course. The meet brought together many of the top teams competing for bragging rights and the title of Ventura County Cross Country Champions. The Flashes competed in all the races, fielded 5 complete teams and two races with only 4 individuals.

Four Fillmore Athletes competed in the first race of the day, the Frosh Boys. Leading the way was Camilo Torres in his first race of the season after suffering through a lower leg injury. Camilo finished in a creditable 6th place overall and first in the Small School Division in a time of 18:09.9. James Flores followed in 35th, posting a time of 19:58, Eneyin Ortega 80th in 22:47, and Alotl Aparicio 99th in 22:57.

The Frosh Sophomore Girls followed and in the team competition finished in 15th place. Fillmore’s top runner was Isabella De La Cruz who finished in 44th in a time of 22:33.3. She was followed by Angelica Herrera 67th in 23:56.2, Jasmine Vega 90th in 27:02.1, Emma Ortiz 95th in 27:21.9 and Isabel De La Cruz 100th in 28:03.6.

The Varsity Girls fielded a complete team and captured the team championship in this race. They were led by Carissa Rodriguez who finished in 6th place running a personal best on this course of 18:48.3. She was followed by Diana Perez 16th in 19:32, Nicole Gonzalez 21st in 19:57.1, Vanessa Avila 26th in 20:12.8, and Andrea Marruffo 50th in 21:08.4. All of the girls on this team earned individual medal, team t-shirts, and a team plaque.

The Varsity Boys also ran well and finished in 7th place in the team competition. Nick Villela led Fillmore runners finishing in 24th place in a time of 16:22.5. Rey Laureano followed in 36th in 16:38.9, Fabian Del Villar 38th in 16:40.9, Erick Gutierrez 58th in 17:03, Jesus Martinez 60th in 17:07.7, Davis Flores 71st in 17:28.1, and Alex Manzo 80th in 17:46.5. The top 5 Fillmore athletes were awarded individual medals in this race.

The Sophomore Boy ran 4 individuals. They were led by Matthew Munoz who finished in 9th place and posted an excellent time of 17:53.2. Jesse De La Cruz returned to competition after rehabbing a hamstring injury and finished in 22nd in 18:21.4. He was followed by Andres Gonzalez 80th in 21:23.8, and Anthony Estrella (Time and place not available). The first two athletes in this race earned individual championship medals.

The JV Girls were led by Emma Orozco who captured 48th place in 24:27.4 and teammate Maribel Mejia followed in 125th place in a time of 28:21.3.

The JV Boy ran to a 6th place team finish. The top runner for this group was Jesus Cadena who finished in 18th place in a time of 17:51.2. He was followed by Juan Carlos Laureano 27th in 18:14.3, Alexander Recancoj 34th in 18:29.4, Andrew Otineru 41st in 18:42.2, Jorge Acevedo 54th in 19:21, Luis Leon 83rd in 20:45.5, Daniel Cruz 88th in 20:56.4, and Anthony Gonzalez 123rd in 23:49.2. The top 3 Fillmore runners were individual medal winners.

The team wills next travel to the much heralded Mt. SAC Invitational, the largest meet in the nation. They will compete on Friday the 19th against some of the best teams in the nation on a very challenging course.

 


 

Submitted by Coach Sean Miller.
Even though the game was cut short due to lightning, the Fillmore Flashes football team got their second league win, 21-0 vs. Santa Clara High School, to improve their overall record to 5-3. Junior safety Paget Ekelund had an interception returned for a touchdown on defense and 2 catches on offense. Junior defensive lineman John Roberts forced a fumble on the ensuing kickoff to give the Flashes the ball on the Santa Clara 30 yard line. Senior quarterback Jake Saviers threw for just over 100 yards on 9 of 14 passing and 1 touchdown to junior receiver Josh Lagunas. Next week the Flashes will host long time rival Santa Paula on October 19th at 7:30pm.

 
 
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All Fillmore Raiders Youth Football & Cheer Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
All Fillmore Raiders Youth Football & Cheer Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
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Fillmore Flashes Girls Volleyball held their last match against Carpinteria on Tuesday, October 9th. Even though the Flashes fell short it did not stop them from putting up a good fight. Pictured are some Flashes players blocking the ball during Tuesday night’s game. Final Scores: 25-18, 25-13, 17-25, 23-25, 15-13.
Fillmore Flashes Girls Volleyball held their last match against Carpinteria on Tuesday, October 9th. Even though the Flashes fell short it did not stop them from putting up a good fight. Pictured are some Flashes players blocking the ball during Tuesday night’s game. Final Scores: 25-18, 25-13, 17-25, 23-25, 15-13.
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Following are SoCal Fillmore Bears game results for Saturday, October 6th: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins (away game) vs. South Valley Raiders 20-16, Bears. SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wee (away game) vs. Ventura Packers White, 6-0, Packers. SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams (away game) vs. South Valley Raiders, 43-14, Bears. SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors (away game) vs. Camarillo Roadrunners, No score reported. SoCal Fillmore Bears Seniors (away game) vs. Agoura Chargers 20-7, Chargers.
This Saturday’s games will October 13th: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins have a bye week. SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wee have a bye week. SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams have a bye week. SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors have a bye week. SoCal Fillmore Bears Seniors have a bye week.

 
Submitted by Coach Dave MacDonald. Fillmore girl’s golf visited the Seebee Golf Course for the 3rd installment of the Citrus View League girl’s golf match. Fillmore was led by Senior Sami Ibarra who carded a 47, April Lizarraga scored a 49 and Alyssa Ibarra brought in a 51. Fillmore came in at a total of 256 which was enough to secure the team win by a total of 16 strokes. Thursday's win puts Fillmore in 1st place with two matches remaining beginning at Mountain View on Tuesday the 9th and finishing at Soule Park on Thursday, October 11th.
Submitted by Coach Dave MacDonald. Fillmore girl’s golf visited the Seebee Golf Course for the 3rd installment of the Citrus View League girl’s golf match. Fillmore was led by Senior Sami Ibarra who carded a 47, April Lizarraga scored a 49 and Alyssa Ibarra brought in a 51. Fillmore came in at a total of 256 which was enough to secure the team win by a total of 16 strokes. Thursday's win puts Fillmore in 1st place with two matches remaining beginning at Mountain View on Tuesday the 9th and finishing at Soule Park on Thursday, October 11th.
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Fillmore AYSO Youth Soccer is in full swing on September 29th the held their 5th week of games at Sheills Park players and at Shiells park in Fillmore. Pictured are two players with their dad enjoying a fun weekend of competition. Photos courtesy Coach Omero.
Fillmore AYSO Youth Soccer is in full swing on September 29th the held their 5th week of games at Sheills Park players and at Shiells park in Fillmore. Pictured are two players with their dad enjoying a fun weekend of competition. Photos courtesy Coach Omero.
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The Fillmore Flashes football team got their first league win, 28-14 vs. Hueneme High School, to improve their overall record to 4-3. Senior linebacker Abraham Santa Rosa and senior defensive lineman Marshall Martinez both had strong games. Junior defensive back Ryan Gonzalez contributed with his first interception of the year. Running back Bryce Nunez led the way again with 116 yards rushing and 3 TDs. Senior quarterback Jake Saviers threw for 111 yards on 13 of 19 passing and 1 touchdown to junior receiver Jared Schieferle. Flashes JV also defeated Hueneme with a final score of 28-20. Next week the Flashes have their bye week, but return to play on 10/12 at Santa Clara high school at 7pm. Submitted By Head Coach Sean Miller. Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
The Fillmore Flashes football team got their first league win, 28-14 vs. Hueneme High School, to improve their overall record to 4-3. Senior linebacker Abraham Santa Rosa and senior defensive lineman Marshall Martinez both had strong games. Junior defensive back Ryan Gonzalez contributed with his first interception of the year. Running back Bryce Nunez led the way again with 116 yards rushing and 3 TDs. Senior quarterback Jake Saviers threw for 111 yards on 13 of 19 passing and 1 touchdown to junior receiver Jared Schieferle. Flashes JV also defeated Hueneme with a final score of 28-20. Next week the Flashes have their bye week, but return to play on 10/12 at Santa Clara high school at 7pm. Submitted By Head Coach Sean Miller. Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
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This past Saturday the SoCal Fillmore Bears hosted their 2018 Homecoming. Pictured above is the Bears 2018 Homecoming court along with Lori McLain (center) who was presented with a donation check of $100 to the American Cancer Society. SoCal Fillmore Bears game results for Saturday, September 29th: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins (home game) vs. Highland Bulldogs 18-14, Bears. SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wee (home game) vs. Valley Rams 34-6, Rams. SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams (home game) vs. Santa Clarita Chiefs 21-12, Bears. SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors (home game) vs. Highland Bulldogs 16-8, Bulldogs. SoCal Fillmore Bears Seniors (home game) vs. Santa Clarita Seminoles 14-6, Bears.
This Saturday’s games will October 6th: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins vs. South Valley Raiders 8am at Cesar Chavez High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wee vs. Ventura Packers White 10:15am at Buena High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams vs. South Valley Raiders 10:15am at Cesar Chavez High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors vs. Camarillo Roadrunners 10:15am at Camarillo High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Seniors vs. Agoura Chargers 11:15am at Agoura Chargers. Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
This past Saturday the SoCal Fillmore Bears hosted their 2018 Homecoming. Pictured above is the Bears 2018 Homecoming court along with Lori McLain (center) who was presented with a donation check of $100 to the American Cancer Society. SoCal Fillmore Bears game results for Saturday, September 29th: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins (home game) vs. Highland Bulldogs 18-14, Bears. SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wee (home game) vs. Valley Rams 34-6, Rams. SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams (home game) vs. Santa Clarita Chiefs 21-12, Bears. SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors (home game) vs. Highland Bulldogs 16-8, Bulldogs. SoCal Fillmore Bears Seniors (home game) vs. Santa Clarita Seminoles 14-6, Bears. This Saturday’s games will October 6th: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins vs. South Valley Raiders 8am at Cesar Chavez High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wee vs. Ventura Packers White 10:15am at Buena High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams vs. South Valley Raiders 10:15am at Cesar Chavez High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors vs. Camarillo Roadrunners 10:15am at Camarillo High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Seniors vs. Agoura Chargers 11:15am at Agoura Chargers. Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
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Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
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Below are the Fillmore Raiders game results for Saturday, September 29th: Raiders Mighty Mites Black (away game) vs. San Fernando Rush 20-0, Ruch. Raiders Mighty Mites Silver (away game) vs. Santa Barbara 20-8, Santa Brabara. Raiders Bantams (away game) vs. Santa Barbara 32-6, Raiders. Raiders Sophomores (away game) vs. Carpinteria 12-8, Raiders. Raiders Juniors had a bye week. Raiders Seniors had a bye week.

This week’s games will be October 6th: Raiders Might Mites Black vs. Simi Valley Bulldogs 10am at Fillmore High School. Raiders Mighty Mites Silver vs. Grace Brethren Black 8am at Fillmore High School. Raiders Bantams have a bye week. Raiders Sophomores vs. have a bye week. Raiders Juniors vs. San Fernando Rush 12pm at Fillmore High School. Raiders Seniors vs. Ventura 2pm at Fillmore High School.

 
FHS hosted the second round of the Citrus View league girls golf and came away victorious beating everyone with a low score of 239. FHS was lead by Destiny Menjuga with a low score of 44. Fillmore is tied with Nordhoff at 9 points each going into Thursday's 3rd round match at the Seebee course in Hueneme. Submitted by Coach Dave MacDonald.
FHS hosted the second round of the Citrus View league girls golf and came away victorious beating everyone with a low score of 239. FHS was lead by Destiny Menjuga with a low score of 44. Fillmore is tied with Nordhoff at 9 points each going into Thursday's 3rd round match at the Seebee course in Hueneme. Submitted by Coach Dave MacDonald.
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Submitted by Coach Lindsey Cota

9/26/18 - Fillmore vs. Nordhoff; Score: 10 - 1 Nordhoff

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9/27/18 - Fillmore vs. Villanova; Score: 26 - 0 Villanova

Although the scores may not reflect it, our boys are improving and made some improvements from the first game to the second this week. Every team we've played has brought a different strength to the table, so every game so far has been a major learning opportunity for our players.

The biggest issue our kids face is probably conditioning. This is a fairly new program for our high school and we really struggle with recruiting our male students to come out and give the sport a shot. Not being able to have that depth on the bench kills us every single game. Imagine running a football program with little more than the 11 players required on the field. There are no breaks in each quarter and play is continuous, so with very few subs to give our players the breaks they so need, it becomes difficult for them to keep up with teams that are able to field every required position two or even three times over. I've definitely seen improvement from year to year, but next year I'd like for our kids to come out of the gate with a serious fighting chance so we're going to have to hit both the conditioning and recruiting hard.

For the rest of this season we're going to have to find a way to be confident enough in our actions on the field to play aggressively and commit to our choices even if that means making mistakes. Although, like every other coach, I'd obviously prefer that they occur during practices and not during games, as long as we can learn from them and not repeat them, I'm all for the mistakes. It comes with the territory of a new program and provides us with learning opportunities to build off of. I'm looking forward to watching these boys improve through the rest of this season and particularly, the fact that we get to see all of these teams again. That'll be a great way for us to be able to markedly see the improvements we've made as a team and individually this season.