Girls Lacrosse
National Spring Preview Series Admin
Thu, February 15, 2024 at 13:21 PM
Chaparral High School, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, is known for its high achieving academics and top-notch athletics program. This upcoming school year, the Chaparral Firebirds' football team is gearing up for a season filled with potential and high expectations. I had the privilege of sitting down with Coach Noel Trout to discuss the team's preparations and what can be expected from the Firebirds this year. Q: What can we expect from the Chaparral football team this season? Coach Trout: Our goal every year is to compete at the highest level and this season won't be any different. We have a strong group of returning players and a promising group of newcomers who are ready to make an impact. Our focus is on continuing to build a winning culture and to represent Chaparral with pride and discipline on and off the field. Q: Who are some key players to watch out for this season? Coach Trout: We have a solid group of returning players who will be key contributors this season. Senior quarterback Jack Miller has proven to be a strong leader and has put in a lot of work in the offseason. Our offensive line is anchored by seniors Brayden Bell, Joshua Gossett, and junior Mason Osborn, who will play a crucial role in protecting our quarterback and opening up running lanes for our backs. On the defensive side, we have linebacker Jack Whisner and defensive back Brady Goodman, who are both returning starters and will be key players in leading our defense. Q: How has the team been preparing for the upcoming season? Coach Trout: We have been working hard in the offseason, both physically and mentally. Our strength and conditioning program has been focused on building endurance and strength to keep our players healthy throughout the season. We have also been working on team chemistry and building trust amongst the players. We believe that having a strong bond off the field translates to a strong bond on the field. Q: What are the team's strengths and weaknesses? Coach Trout: Our biggest strength is our experienced senior class. They have been with the program for the last few years and have a good understanding of our systems and expectations. They are also natural leaders and set a great example for the younger players. Our biggest weakness is our lack of depth at certain positions. We have to make sure our starters stay healthy, and our younger players need to be ready to step up when needed.