Spring Practices are coming to an end for College of the Canyons football. With the season around the corner, the Cougars are hoping for a trip to the State Playoffs this years, after barely missing the cut last season.
“Obviously our goal every year is to compete for a state title and a national championship,” said Dan Corbet, Defensive Coordinator for the Cougars.
The Cougars are using these practices for the players to further develop their skills. The coaches are using the opportunity to evaluate their players and their skills. The practices include no pads and a lot of drill work for the players.
For returning Quarterback Andrew Bito, these practices are an opportunity to develop a chemistry with wide receiver corp. After an outstanding freshman season, Bito is looking to repeat his success next season.
“His ability to extend the play, run the ball, throw the ball, is something that we look forward to him doing again this year,” said Corbet.
Bito will have multiple weapons to throw the ball to next season. With returning receivers Brandon Pierce, Jarring Pierce, and Leroy Deshazor, all are looking to make major contributions on the offensive side of the ball.
Defensively, the Cougars are returning a lot of players with experience. With the amount of returning players on both sides of the ball, the Cougars are hoping next season they’ll get an opportunity for the State Playoffs.
A look at the upcoming 2018-2019 schedule for COC football can be found here.