As we look towards our first game versus Warrenton this Friday night we are progressing as a team and our coaching staff is very proud of our team's hard work. We have implemented a strong foundation for our offense, spent a considerable amount of time improving our special teams, and continue to focus on installing a disciplined attacking defense.
In reviewing our scrimmage we learned that we still need to clean up our blocking assignments and get everyone on the same page every play. Despite some missed assignments, great individual efforts from Lucas Clark, Nick Richardson, Calvin Pollard, and Jonathan Owen showed what the consistency and commitment to our scheme can do and the problems that it will cause for opposing defenses. One exciting addition this year is former soccer player, senior Vicente Arcadio, joining the team and assuming our field goal/PAT duties. As he becomes more consistent he adds an additional scoring threat that will allow us to be more aggressive in the Red Zone knowing that we can pull the trigger on three points anywhere near the end zone. The quarterback position continues to be a hotly contested spot that senior Zack Hofmann, junior Aaron Tadei, and sophomore Kevin LaCoste are all still in a battle for. Our increased numbers this year have presented a great challenge for every member of the team to have to compete for an opportunity to play on Friday nights. This competition will undoubtedly improve our team and take us to the next level.
The permanent captains for the 2012 season were also announced at the conclusion of the Red and White Scrimmage. Senior Lucas Clark and sophomore Calvin Pollard were selected by the coaching staff to represent the Gulls as captains throughout the year. Both of these young men have demonstrated the virtues of MOC both on and off the field and are well respected by their peers. Each week two additional players will be named as captains for that week's game based on their effort in practice, in school and their actions in the community.
We remain in good health and have a weekend off for all of our boys to treat their nagging bumps and bruises. We will resume preparation for the Warriors on Monday at 3:30 at Broadway Field.
Thank you again for your continued support. Lastly, I want to remind everyone that the first sale of new Seaside Football gear ends on August 28th. Please visit our Seaside Football Gear link on our website to get your orders in.
See you all on Friday night.