Junior varsity teams wrap up season

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Set Hike! At the JV football game the players work hard to get a touchdown at the Roosevelt field. The teams score for the whole season was 3-5 having a losing season.

Set Hike! At the JV football game the players work hard to get a touchdown at the Roosevelt field. The teams score for the whole season was 3-5 having a losing season.
Set Hike!
At the JV football game the players work hard to get a touchdown at the Roosevelt field. The teams score for the whole season was 3-5 having a losing season.  Photo by Sarah Patterson 

The junior varsity teams fought to improve records this season.  They faced many opponents and took wins and losses.

Head Coach Damon Luciano oversees the football program. The records vary for the four JV teams. Seventh and eighth grade football teams have maroon and white teams at both grade levels.  

All players have a different perspective on how to maintain a stable game.

 “To get through a game I think about it and stay calm,” seventh grader Mehki Perez said.

“No I did not set a goal for the season because I did not know what to expect. The teams were small so I thought they would put them together but they did not,” eighth grade player Ben Tofono said.  

The eighth grade maroon team’s record for this season was 3 and 5.

The most difficult parts of the season for the maroon team were games against State College.  

“State College teams have always been hard to be up against,” eighth grade maroon Coach Tom Saylor said.

Toward the end of the year, the team grew smaller.

“We only had seventeen kids by the end of the year,” Saylor said. “So, our team numbers kind of went down.”  

The teams had practiced all year to make the season the best it could be.  

“I ran all day at the Summit,” Avery McCaulley said.  

“I have a trainer at the Summit who helps me,” Perez said.  

The coaches also put an effort to keep them on top to get them to succeed.  

“There has been an improvement since last year.  We started 0-2 and then we moved the positions around and had a good season with good kids,” seventh grade maroon Coach Tim Mitchell said.  

The maroon and white teams are also competitive.  

“My goal for the season was to score more points then Jessiah,” white teams, McCaulley said.  

“Yeah well my goal was to beat Avery,” maroon player, Jessiah Witherspoon said.

“In a game I think about my teammates and how we stick together,” Tofono said.

Even though the junior varsity teams have losses under their belts they pulled together to finish the season completely.  The seventh grade teams took this year as a trial to improve and the eighth grade teams have it as springboard for varsity years to come.