By Lauren Broker
In their final year of high school football, seniors Elijah Chew and Jordan Ausbie have much to say about the sport itself and the rest of the season for their team. With a record of 7-0 the two seventeen year olds play a large part in the outcome of each game, in their respective positions of Defensive Back (Chew) and Quarterback (Ausbie.) At their Homecoming Game, the team defeated Branham High School with a score of 41-6.
Senior Elijah Chew, a player on the Varsity team since sophomore year, feels that CCS (Central Coast Section) is in fact attainable for the team with the right amount of time and effort put in. “Being able to maintain and know all of the schemes for each week on defense is pretty difficult but I think that putting the extra work in during practice in terms of drills and other stuff can really help us improve,” said Chew.
seasons he found that the most difficult part of the sport is: “Being able to bounce back after plays or under like a lot of pressure.”
With a team of 42 athletes, it’s important to have both individual and overall goals for the entire team. Both said that as team they’d like to make it to CCS and earn rings, but Ausbie spoke even further to say that his own individual goal was to become League MVP. “In order to improve I’d like to study the playbook more and just and be more coachable,” he said.
With an undefeated record both overall and in league, there are many events that the boys look forward to with the rest of the season. According to Ausbie, ”I’d like us to win all of our playoff games and make it to CCS but I’m mostly excited for our last home game, our senior night against Overfelt, and getting that win.” As seniors there are many “lasts” for them and they hope to end the season well. “I expect us to go to CCS and blow out teams,” said Chew, “I want us to increase intensity over the season and work on becoming a real A-League Championship team.”