Scripps Ranch High will bring its early-season 2-0 record to challenge Fallbrook High School on Friday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. in Fallbrook. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)
SRHS football team takes on Fallbrook
The undefeated Scripps Ranch High School varsity football team brings it’s 2-0 record to Fallbrook following the Falcons’ impressive 31-7 home victory over Del Norte High School last week. The Falcons captured a 28-22 victory in its season opener at Serra High School on Aug. 17. Scripps Ranch will play Fallbrook High School on Friday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. in Fallbrook.
Many of the Falcons players feel that this year’s earlier start in preseason training with top notch trainers prepared them for the season more than ever.
According to Frank Gebase, one of the offensive coaches, all the kids on both offense and defense are working very well together, which will hopefully lead to winning results.
Football is not about throwing 11 players on the field, it is about timing and learning all the formations, which are essential to the success the team. Having a younger team, with only six seniors on the roster, the Falcons lack size, but with the hard work ethic and speed, they hope to compete at the same level.
With the enthusiasm of players like senior linebacker Taylor Green, the team plans to have a winning season, after last year’s season that fell short of expectations.
“All the hard work and many hours I have put in throughout the years have led up to this season,” Green said. “The team is looking good over the past few months and we are all ready to play. This is going to be a great season.”
This year’s team is trying to bring back a winning culture to Scripps Ranch football. The conference change will be a big factor on this year’s record, as they no longer have to play tougher, out of reach teams from Division 1 or the Open Division. The more suitable schedule for the Falcons should result in a much more promising season for Scripps Ranch fans.
“We are going to do better than last year, we just have to play smarter since we lack in size,” said junior quarterback Dillon Gebase. “We have great team chemistry with a lot of bonding amongst our players. We are all very close and I can’t wait to make great memories with them on the field every Friday night for years to come.”
Not only in the record books, but in life, the coaching staff wants to build upon the culture they are creating for the players. The coaches have stressed the importance of maintaining good grades as a student athlete and having good character both on and off the field.