By Thayne Jackson
The football season for Cactus Canyon Junior High has begun and the team is preparing for its first game Jan. 20 at Davis field.
Tryouts were conducted the week before December break and about 80 seventh and eighth graders made the team because no cuts were made.
“Overall I am impressed with both the seventh and eighth graders who have decided they want to be football players,” said defensive line coach Rich Milligan. “However, talent is not near as important as work ethic. Talented, lazy players (and) teams get beat by less-talented, hard-working teams regularly.”
There are high hopes for football this season. Both students and teachers are excited.
“I’m hoping that we have a great season and that we go undefeated,” said Naz Greer. “I’ve seen some pretty amazing talent, especially at skill positions. I am very excited to be out on the gridiron.”
Both offensive and defensive players have worked on learning schemes and perfecting plays before the first game on Friday.