By Kai Deguzman
The freshman football team, led by head coach Mr. Levi Line, has started the season with an overall record of 5-2 and a league record of 3-0. They began Mission League play with a win that resulted in a close 14-13 finish against Serra High School on Sept. 24.
Tight end Kody Ma’o said, “Facing Serra was a big challenge for us. We had to step up and hit because they were bigger and stronger than us, but we were still able to come out and play.”
With the team trying to get better in practice and games, Coach Line has seen the team improve each week. “The team has been working hard in practice and has a very promising year ahead of them.”
Middle linebacker Stuart Demry said, “We are feeling pretty good about ourselves. Coach Line is keeping us going or as he would say, ‘Keeping our feet on the gas pedal.’ Overall, I think we are ready for our upcoming games. We’re just patching up some holes.”
Coach Line has been the head coach for five years and is excited for the rest of the season with his freshman team: “I love coaching the freshman team because they come in with little to no knowledge about the sport, and I love seeing them form into decent players. This year’s team is especially interesting because we have no real stand out players, but we instead have a strong group of freshmen who want to become a team. So, this year I am focusing on improving as a team and getting better everyday and learning how to juggle academics with sports. Wins and losses will come as we go along.”
On Oct. 9 the freshman team faced Crespi High School. With a final aggressive push in the red zone, the Cubs won by a score of 17-13.
Coming off of a bye week, the Cubs’ next game will be away against Mission League opponent Bishop Alemany on Oct. 23.