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Mingus Marauders Football: Returning seniors hope to change last year’s outcome
Written by Staci Gasser   
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

The laces are tied, the pads are on and the helmets are polished. The boys of fall are ready for a new season on the gridiron.

Marauders quarterback Luke Simmons receives the snap during practice as head coach Bob Young watches Monday, Aug. 20. The Mingus Union High School football team starts its season with a home opener against Blue Ridge High School on Friday, Aug. 24.Mingus Union High School football is looking to rebuild its winning reputation this season after having what it proclaimed was a down year in 2011. The team finished 4-6 without a playoff appearance.

“Football has always had tremendous success,” said Mark Owens, MUHS athletic director. “Last year wasn’t the year Coach Young had envisioned. It was a learning experience for the team.”

Head Coach Bob Young said that having a disappointing 2011 year was a combination of a number of things, particularly a poor off-season.

As a result, the players and coaches have buckled down this off-season. After working hard in the weight room, dominating in seven-on-seven competitions in Arizona and California and attending a football camp, known as “hell week” among the players, at Concordia University in Irvine, Calif., the team will be bigger, faster and stronger.

For the full story, please see the Wednesday, Aug. 22, issue of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.


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