Football tackles their competitors in preseason

Kyle Brill, Staff writer

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Hart Football has been a part of school tradition for many years, in many ways, is part of the school’s history. Justin Curtis, a sophomore and right tackle on Hart’s varsity team, gave some good insight on what the Hart Football team is really like.

“Our team is full of teamwork and everyone gets along very well,” said Curtis.

Practice consists of mainly offensive, defensive and specialty drills that focus on many different areas that players need to work on. “Football practice has a well known reputation for being quite difficult”.

“It’s quite a step up from frosh and jv because the people are bigger, faster and stronger and you have to be extremely dedicated to maintain a lasting starting position on the team”  Curtis said.

It is easy to understand why players are attracted to playing a sport that performs in front of large crowds on Friday nights.  As much as winning is important, Curtis believes that Hart football has also helped him and the team practice skills such as time management, strength and conditioning, and overall knowledge about the sport. “The Hart football team is like your second family. We all work better and practice at a higher level when everyone works as a team.” Curtis also added. The quarterback last year, JT Shrout, lived up to his name by being Hart’s star quarterback.He graduated on a full ride to the University of Tennessee. Now, several different players battle to be Hart’s quarterback, the most competitive position on the team.

Hart’s head coach, Mike Herrington, is approaching his 30th year coaching, a huge milestone in his career. With Hart, he has won nine CIF titles and countless league titles. This year, with a strong team, he strives to lead his team to a victory over Valencia High School, one of the team’s biggest rivals. The team also has good odds to win CIF again this year and make it their tenth title in 30 years. This has been a respectable  goal for Mr. Herrington, and it seems, with the rest of the football team. The record for the team currently is 2-1 for the preseason, and prediction for the foothill league is similar, with an expected close game against the Valencia Vikings.

Our football team at Hart  can expect good results with rigorous practice, staying after lunch and and practicing for hours after school and on the weekends. It’s a winning tradition for Hart and its expected to stay that way for this year and all the years to come.

Check out the schedule and come out to support the team and make sure to keep up with “the winning tradition”, also known as HART FOOTBALL!

 

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Football tackles their competitors in preseason