Boomer Elmsdale
Wed, March 20, 2024 at 06:03 AM . California
As the new school year begins, the anticipation for the upcoming sports season at Barstow High School is high. Students, teachers, and locals are buzzing with excitement to see what the team has in store for this year. To get an insider's perspective, we sat down with Coach Peter Barela to get a preview of what we can expect from the team this year. Q: Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background in coaching at Barstow High School? A: My name is Peter Barela and I have been coaching at Barstow High School for 10 years now. I have been the head coach for various sports such as football, basketball, and track and field. I have a background in physical education and have always had a passion for sports, which is what led me to become a coach. Q: How would you describe the team dynamics this year compared to previous years? A: This year, we have a very close-knit team. The players have developed a strong bond and have been working hard together during the off-season. There is a sense of camaraderie and trust among them that I have not seen in previous years. It's a great foundation to build upon and I am excited to see their teamwork on the field. Q: Are there any returning players that you have your eye on as potential standouts for this season? A: Yes, we have a few returning players who have stood out in the past and I have high expectations for them this year. One of them is our quarterback, Jake Johnson. He has been working tirelessly in the off-season to improve his skills and I have no doubt he will be a key player for us this year. We also have two returning wide receivers, Max Smith and Sarah Miller, who have shown great potential and I believe they will make a big impact on the field this season. Q: Are there any new additions to the team that you think will make an impact this year? A: Yes, we have a few freshmen who have joined the team and have already shown great promise. One of them is Jane Riley, who is a running back and has exceptional speed and agility. I am excited to see how she will contribute to the team's success this year. Q: What are some of the team's strengths and weaknesses that you have identified so far? A: One of our biggest strengths this year is our offensive line.