Football looks for redemption

Joseph Johnson, Staff writer

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As the fall semester begins, the Los Medanos College football team is approaching its upcoming 2019 season. Last year LMC had a 3-6 record and did not make the playoffs.

The first game of the 2019 season was an LMC-hosted scrimmage against Monterey Peninsula College Aug. 28.

Players within the football team have high expectations for the upcoming football season. “Our defense has picked up a lot, MPC couldn’t really get a completion on us,” said sophomore Isiah Pitts.

There are many other improvements that team-members have noticed with the new team this year and are feeling confident with what they are seeing.

“We’re really sticking together as a team and are bonding really well. I feel like we can win a bowl game this season, I have faith in my coaching staff and my starters,” said Pitts.

LMC will be playing against Gavilan College Friday September 6, their expectations are high against the opponent because last season they had shut them out 22-7. 

Despite not making the playoffs last year, the football Mustangs hope the new season will bring success their way.

This year is a young and fiery team, with many new faces and some old ones from last year with a couple sophomores returning to be the leaders the team needs. 

The Mustangs expectations for this upcoming season are no different from the other teams in their conference, so things will not be easy, but the team is ready for the challenge.

“I feel great, our scrimmage went great and I’m excited for the upcoming season,” said freshman Oryan Atualeval.

Some key players to watch this season are: Sophomore QB Nikita Jegers, Sophomore DL Maruise Cunningham, Sophomore OL Jared Troxell, Sophomore OL Ryan Vanderwerf, Sophomore CB Ronnell Snell, Sophomore LB Heamasi Latu, and Sophomore LB Miles Cunningham.

With the upcoming season, the football team intends to exceed the expectations that they have already placed within themselves. In their minds, this season will be nothing but an improvement from the last season. The football program looks to help collegiate athletes get to the next level and go above and beyond it.

For more information on the Los Medanos Football Team, please visit https://www.losmedanos.edu/football/.

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