JV Football is ready to take the next step. They might have had a tough season this year, but they know they can definitely come back. JV finished the season with the record of 3-4. Coach Austin Mayo and John Brooks did a good job preparing the JV team for next year’s season.
“Even though our record didn't reflect it per se, we had a great season. If you watch film from the beginning of the season versus the end of the season, you would think that it was two different teams out there,” said Mayo. “Every game the kids got better and as far as being ready for varsity, I would have to say yes. There are several players who have stepped up and are contributing key minutes to the varsity team during their current playoff run.”
The football players agreed with their coach's assessment.
Sophomore Aaron Woolsey said, “I think we had a great season if we keep playing the way we have been we should have a good shot at the playoffs next year.”
Fellow sophomore Fabian Ochoa thinks the team will be ready for the next level.
“This season went really well with a lot of great people. We need to prepare for next year by just fixing the little things,” said Ochoa.
The team started the season off with a few losses. They fought back to get some wins starting off against Pahrump; Lowry had a good game only losing by a field goal.
JJ. Backus fought the whole game as running back and blew through the Pahrump defense.
“Against Pahrump, I played really well and got the ball up the field. I would have scored the game-winning touchdown but it got called back. My team and I played really well and kept the game close,” said Backus.
JV had their first win of the season against Battle Mountain. The Bucks came out and played an aggressive game and shut out Battle Mountain 42-0.