Varsity football has a new attitude

Varsity football has a new attitude

By Brooklyn Thomas Posted September 14, 2009

In the last few years, Lowry football has had a few trying times. How every this year the team’s outlook has been altered.

“We should win a lot more than we have in the past. My first goal is to make it to the playoffs,” said junior Mitch Pollock. The expectations are high for the Bucks this year.

Lowry lost 14 seniors to graduation but those slots have been filled primarily by the junior class.

Junior Will Thacker (66) tries to block a Battle Mt. pass. /Ron Espinola • The Brand

“We have pretty good running backs, a good quarterback and our line is stronger,” said junior, Will Thacker.

Both Thacker and Pollock want to push themselves and their teammates.

“I try to push my team every day and work hard and get a sweat on,” said Thacker,

“I’m going to work hard every day at practice, and do what I can to help my team, work hard, and do the best I can,” said Pollock

“We have got a bunch of guys who have played together since they were young kids and they know how to win,” said head coach Tim Billingsley.

The team knows they will most likely be underestimated by their opponents, but coach Billingsley has high hopes.

Junior Mitch Pollock (11) and others make tackle against Battle Mt. /Ron Espinola • The Brand
Junior Mitch Pollock (11) and others make tackle against Battle Mt. /Ron Espinola • The Brand

“We have a pretty good team and we are just going to try and make the playoffs. We have been right on the edge for the last couple of years and this year we are going to try to turn the corner and win more games than we lose,” said Billingsley.

The Bucks know they have some things to prove, in the next few games. In regards to this year’s biggest rivals Billingsley said, “In the inter-league, we are looking at Fernley and Truckee.”

The team seems to be on the same page, and that will show in the games they play throughout the season. If they can live up to their own expectations, they should have a very bright season ahead of them.

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