By Hope Su
The junior varsity (JV) football team had an excellent season this year. Beating last year’s 5-3-2 record, the team ended with a 9-1 record.
In their final game of the season on November 6 against Taft High School, the team displayed great athleticism in their home conference game, beating Taft 47-7.
The team attributes its success this season to their ability to focus on the game at hand as well as play like a family.
“I think I speak for the rest of the team when I say that we don’t really focus on streaks. I am grateful for knowing that WE as a team did it. I had a great time playing with my brothers,” 0-line guard and junior Jose Garcia said.
Coach Ron Martin has been an inspiration to the team. His style and drive have pushed the JV team to strive for their best, which their record shows they achieved with flying colors.
“Coach Martin has really taught us a lot this season, not just how to be an athlete but also how to be a person. We have bonded together by overcoming obstacles as a family. I really like his idea that if one falls, we all fall. This is a huge idea that he calls Football IQ,” Garcia said.
For many of these players, that Football IQ will help them next year on the varsity team who are currently 2-8 and moving into playoffs. Their first playoff game is tonight at 7:00 p.m at Granada Hills Charter High School. This year’s JV talent will surely be an asset for those that move up to varsity.