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