Varsity Football Wrap Up

Connor Bigby, writer

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Finishing their season with a 4-6 record in the season a league record of 2-1 Nipomo Football is preparing for the up and coming CIF games.

This season isn’t exactly what we wanted to see but our team wasn’t very equipped to face off against the other schools. We came out off to a rocky start by injuring our star quarterback, Brayden Groshart, on the first drive of our first game. Although he tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus, he still finished out that one game. 

Some of the players feel that they didn’t do as great as they could have this season. Joel Mireles, a senior varsity football player, admitted, “It was supposed to be better, but unfortunately we lost a lot of players.” 

They aren’t going to let the mistakes they made this season shake them in CIF though. They are still confident they can perform well, “I think we can do pretty well if our players put in 100%,” declared David Carreno another senior football player.

In Nipomo’s last game they lost 27-16 against Templeton. Keyshawn Pu’a had a good game still with 152 rushing yards and one touchdown. Jacob Holm also did well with three catches one resulting in a touchdown. 

The Titans were expecting a better season this year but some things held them back. Varsity Senior player Jacob said, “We needed better ball security, we had way too many turnovers.” 

The Titans are happy to be moving on to CIF. The head coach Tony Dodge said, “Considering all the ups and downs this season, to finish 2nd in the league and qualify for CIF for the 6th year is good.”

Although we fought hard and are still in it we could have done have had a better season. “If I could change anything, which I can’t, I would change our guys not getting injured,” admitted Dodge.

Nipomo is now shifting their focus to CIF and hoping they can finish strong. “We just want to compete with our best and fight until the end and see what happens, hopefully we play for four weeks.” Dodge revealed.