Boomer Elmsdale
Wed, March 20, 2024 at 06:03 AM . California
It's that time of year again - high school football season is upon us and fans are gearing up to cheer on their favorite teams. Among those teams is Artesia High School in California, known for their competitive and talented football program. In preparation for the upcoming season, we had the opportunity to sit down with Coach Chris Youngblood to get a preview of what we can expect from the team this year. Q: How would you describe the overall atmosphere surrounding the Artesia High School football team this year? A: The atmosphere is electric and full of excitement. The players are motivated and working hard to improve upon last year's record. Q: Can you tell us about any standout players on the team this year? A: We have a few players who have been standing out during preseason practices, including our quarterback, Tyler Jones. He has really stepped up as a leader on the team and has been showing great improvement in his skills. Our running back, Marcus Johnson, also looks promising this year. He's quick on his feet and has a natural talent for finding the open gaps on the field. And defensively, we have linebacker, Jake Martinez, who has been making some impressive tackles and interceptions. Q: How has the team been preparing for the upcoming season? A: We've been hitting the weight room hard and working on building our strength and endurance. We've also been studying game footage from last year to see where we can improve and have been implementing new plays and strategies into our practices. Q: What are some of the biggest strengths of the Artesia team this year? A: Our biggest strength is definitely our chemistry and team unity. We have a group of players who genuinely care about each other and are willing to put in the extra effort to support their teammates. This camaraderie will be crucial in helping us overcome challenges on the field. Q: What are some areas the team is focusing on improving this season? A: We are focusing on improving our passing game and our overall offensive production. We have a strong running game, but we want to have a more balanced attack to keep our opponents on their toes. We're also working on our defensive coverage and making sure we are disciplined and focused on our assignments. Q: What do you think will be the biggest challenges for the team this season? A: Our biggest challenges will be playing against some of the top teams in our division.