Mentality is such a key factor to the success of a football program, and the mentality the Roscoe Plowboys are taking into the 2018 season is nothing short of hungry and determined.
Head Coach Jake Freeman said, “We’re going to bust our tail everyday and we’re going to things the right way and that’s the biggest thing, in return, if you do things the right way, success is going to come.”
The Plowboys, who return 16 total starters, made an early exit in the 2017 season, falling by a touchdown to Farwell.
Freeman said, “Last year, after we lost in the first round, these kids were eager to get back to work. They got in the weight room, worked hard, had a great spring, the best we’ve had.”
Senior Quarterback Jayden Gonzales said, “Everybody’s always excited, that first full week, and we’re coming out with intensity.”
Junior Receiver Junior Martinez said, “I think we’re all pretty excited to be back out here and work hard. I feel like we have a lot more to prove this year, especially since last year we were one-and-done in the playoffs.”
Dusty Baker said, “After a disappointing 2017 campaign in which the Plowboys were eliminated from the first round the postseason, onto 2018 we go where there is a clean slate and the Plowboys are hungry to move on further in the postseason this time around looking to prove that they do belong at the top of Class 2A.”
Freeman said, “We belong making deep runs in the playoffs. That’s the expectation here now and our saying right now is best is the standard, we want to be the standard and the best in everything we do.”
Gonzales said, “Our season did get cut short last year, so we realize the errors we made last year, and we’re looking at building on every practice and taking it one practice at a time.”
Martinez said, “We all had high hopes of going further and nobody likes going one-and-done so we want to get better out here and play as long as we can.”