Preview: varsity football plays against Rowland
Varsity football will play its first preseason game at Rowland High School on Friday, Aug. 26.
The team watched videos of Rowland’s formations in order to improve their run blocking and offensive positioning for the game. Walnut’s defenders are practicing with Rowland’s formation of charging through the center. To prevent the Raiders’ screen passes, the outside linebackers will protect the pass and support the sides.
“We’re very confident about our ability to execute [the game plan]. We had a very good scrimmage and we’ve put in a lot of work since December,” varsity football coach Alfredo Silva said. “We’re just more clear about what the plan is and we’re better at executing the plan.”
Varsity football aims to set a winning record in preseason and in the league. The Mustangs are working on offense by improving their footwork and hand coordination to maintain control of the ball.
“I’m really excited to showcase my talents for the first game because we’ve put in a lot of work over the summer and in after school practices,” sophomore William Goeben, a offensive and defensive tackle, said. “I’m pretty nervous because I don’t know what to expect. This is my first game playing on varsity, and I’m just going to go out there and and give it my all.”
By Julie Lee and Haixin Guo, Sports Editors
Photo by Jeffrey Tran