Very, very cool way to go Coach Fernandes if that doesn't inspire your kids to
rise up for that shoot I'm excited and I'm not even playing Friday night Good
Luck. Way to put that together, and fire up your kids and bring back the
community that should fire everyone up. Hope to see that score come up early
Saturday morning saying you guys did it. Hats off to you Coach.
Jim McMahon is still the only person I've ever rooted for that once wore the
cougar blue. He was just a super cool dude!
Yankees27 - What is up with our Wasatch Wasps football team the past two games?
We'll see how the "kings of Region 1" (Davis Darts) do against
Syracuse. It will be interesting to see the outcome of that game and the
Northridge - Fremont game. I am glad to see the Royals doing well and it should
be a night to remember at Durbano Field Friday night. I expect a lot of people
there from all over.
@Wasp, well honestly, it's been a roller coaster year for this group, if you
think about the former player getting paralyzed in an accident, the ordeal with
Coach North's situation getting dragged on way too long and finally having to
hire a coach last minute, then losing a star receiver and team leader to a
tragic drowning just days before football started, I'd say a .500 team would be
a moral victory. However, I believe these boys will continue to work hard and
improve as much as possible. It's obvious that to compete with the tougher
competition in 3A for the next few years, we are going to have to start building
"programs" not just having a coaching staff for the varsity players,
but building from the youth leagues up. Wrestling does this and is successful,
now football and especially baseball need to follow suit and get involved
heavily in the building of the youth programs. It's the way the bigger schools
do it, why not us? The administration needs to consider this when hiring new
coaches, if they aren't willing to take on building a "program" then
hire someone who will. You get what you put into it
@Wasp-(this is the 3rd attempt) I think that group has been through a lot this
year. The coaching drama dragging on, finding a replacement, losing one of your
stars and team leaders to a drowning accident right before the season. Most of
the boys are still working hard at improving, and most will admit that with a
new coach, it will take some time to gel. However, Coach Davis is doing a very
good job. That being said, it is very apparent that if we want to
compete with the big boys, we will need to start copying they way they build
their youth programs. The Wrestling program works this way, and is one of the
most successful in the state. Now football and baseball need to follow suit and
get their coaching staffs to actively participate with the youth teams. Or, we
could flail along in mediocrity and never hang a banner in the gym.
@yankees27- Thanks for the insight- you have a lot of valid points. How do you
think the new hires will do with basketball?
sorry for the double posting! The first one was sent late last night and I
assumed when it wasn't posted earlier this morning that it had been denied.
Makes me look silly, but I'm used to that. I also wanted to point
out that I think a lot of the current football staff and they are doing a great
job in very trying circumstances.And I still think Jim McMahon
Wasp, sorry, as you may be able to tell, I'm not a Basketball guy. I do know
that Coach Mag won a few state championships before, so he must know something
right? I hope both the boys and girls do very well this year.
I am hearing some exciting things about this years Roy team. When you see over
75 kids showing up for 6am workouts you know they are excited too. I for one
appreciate his willing to raise the standard and to back it up with hard work.
It may be early but that is a good sign for Roy.