Varsity football strives for victory

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Writer Mabelle Salloum gets the inside scoop from captains Tim Hillman, Anthony Wright, Josh Kirashapour and James Cahill as well as Coach Pierce.

 Varsity Captains
MS: How do you contribute to the team as a captain?TH: The captains are the leaders of the team.  We try to guide other kids and help them become better players.

MS: How do you feel about playing AHS for Homecoming?

AW: It just brings more motivation to our team because last year we were so close to winning.  We all think and talk about it; it is a big thing for us. To say we beat our rivals is a great thing to say.

MS: How do you feel this season was a learning experience?

JC: Being a captain has taught me perseverance.  Going through the hard times is what makes the other times so good.

Coach Pierce

MS: How do you feel about the younger football players? How are you training them to become a better team?

CP: We want all our student athletes to experience some success in this program because that transcends to life success.  We keep doing the basic things with a lot of repetition to make sure these kids get what they need.

MS: What do you look for when choosing a potential captain?

CP: You must be a hard worker by example, you must be a leader in the weight-room, you must be a leader in the class-room and you must be a leader in the community.  You have to be the right kind of kid to represent this football program.