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Football: A rough start, but team remains positive
September 28, 2022
Many would agree that the start of the 2022 football season has not gotten off to an ideal start. Currently, the team is 1-4, with two losses being decided by a total of 4 points. Although there have been rough patches to the season so far, the Bulldogs are determined to stay focused on a playoff appearance.
“We can’t get distracted, we are all trying to stay focused on the goal and that’s playoffs,” said senior receiver Elijah Mendoza.
Through five games, Mendoza has paced the Bulldogs’ receiving game with 21 receptions for 291 yards.
For the Bulldogs to put more W’s in the win column, they need to focus on doing the little things correctly so they can execute their game plan.
“We need to stick to the game plan and not make any mental mistakes, we need to execute during games,” Mendoza said.
Staying positive is key for the Bulldogs to be able to flip the script. Getting down on teammates can produce negative results. Ethan Rodgers, a two-way starter on the offensive and defensive line believes this to be true.
“We want to keep the intensity level high and we need to keep a good mindset for the rest of the season. We need to try our hardest,” said Rodgers.
Rodgers explained that the team knows what needs to be done for a change in the way things are going this year.
“The intensity level and energy has been really high. Realizing that the first few games haven’t gone our way, we need to flip a switch and turn stuff on. We just need to execute plays and do our jobs,” said Rodgers.