Mustangs are set for kickoff

As NFL teams kick off their new seasons this September, the Los Medanos College football team will start a new season of their own.

Their first game will take place  Sept. 3 at Reedley College while the first home game for the team comes Sept. 10 vs. West Hills College.

Quarterback Gabe Taylor is focused on improvement this year and leading his team to a championship. “I am looking forward to going out onto the field with my teammates and enjoying the most of it because it is my last season here at LMC. I can’t wait to compete for a championship,” he said.

Taylor a product from Clayton Valley High School said, “I came from a school that didn’t pass that much so when I came here I had to learn how to read defenses. I struggled with that last year, but am getting better each day.”

He emphasized teamwork will be very important and is grateful to be able to push each other every day.

Taylor went on to say, “I would like to add that we recognize the coaches because they do so much for us, not just as an athlete and a student, but help us grow into a man.”

The coaching staff features more than six coaches, which is led by Chris Shipe who is entering his seventh season as Head Coach of the Mustangs, but has been a coach at LMC for 15 years. The BVAL Coach of the Year in 2013 is known to have produced good rush offenses in the past and with an improved and focused quarterback this year it should create problems for opposing defenses.

The Mustangs played for a championship in 2014 and will look to do the same this year as well. For more information on the football team’s upcoming season and schedule visit