Football Team Hopes To Tackle Past Mistakes

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Teddy Weiss

Lucas Draxton (25) carries the ball against La Junta. Lucas's brother Gabe, is a senior who also plays football.

Theodore Weiss, Senior Reporter

The Manitou Springs High School football team dropped to a 0-5 record for this season, as last Friday they lost 0-47 away at La Junta.

Senior wide receiver and defensive back Dominic Archuleta thinks that the team has to move quicker and that a slow start can’t happen. “We really didn’t come out with any spark and it led to the tough loss,” he says.

The 0-4 start for the team is definitely not ideal, and the team has some aspects of the game to figure out.

It’s a routine for the team to meet Saturday mornings and watch film of the previous game to critique their plays. However, this Saturday, the team decided to instead talk about what they could improve on, and how to fix their mistakes.

Archuleta said, “I think the talk helped us get a better understanding of what kind of team we really want to be and how we need to up our intensity during practice so it’ll transfer into the game.”

In order to improve the team’s intensity, the Mustangs will be doing more tackling drills than usual at practice. This, along with other changes, will begin this week in order to prepare the team more for upcoming games.

Junior Varsity lost at home last Saturday against La Hunta as well.

The next home football game is on Friday, October 9th at 7 o’clock. The Mustangs will take on Florence in Manitou’s homecoming game.