Bears’ Football Anticipates Promising Season
Coming off a strong performance last year, the Bears’ varsity football team gears up for another outstanding season. Despite falling to Los Gatos in the CCS semifinals, M-A has restructured their team in hopes of making a deeper run in the 2014 post-season.
The Bears will look to their youth to fuel both the offense and defense this season. After losing key players such as Brian Keare, Isiah Nash, Oliver Bucka, Ryan Roberts, Brian Jaggers, and Jonothan Simonian due to graduation, the team will look to their younger players to lead the team to success.
Additionally, the team has worked since last spring to come together as a family and build more chemistry on and off the field. From summer workouts to team sleepovers and dinners, the Bears will appear as a united front this fall.
Over this time together, certain key players have stepped up as leaders for the team. Junior quarterback Robby Beardsley will manage the offense from behind center, while sophomore Stavro Papadakis has grown to become the anchor on defense at middle linebacker.
As the preseason winds down, the Bears look forward to their first matchup against Campolindo this Friday.
“[We’re] super confident for Campolindo” said Beardsley. “We know we have to come out physical because we are the stronger team up front”.