With summer practices underway, Schurr High expects another solid year. Coach Ben Negrete thinks the team is on the right path."We've accomplished a lot of good things this summer, so I think we're looking pretty decent," Negrete said. "Players are stepping up to replace those from last year, especially at the receiver position and running back position. We've got some guys who are going to do a real good job for us."
As far as competition in the Almont League, Negrete said he thinks everyone has improved and that the games against Montebello High, Bell Gardens High and Alhambra High will be extremely tough.
"I think it's up in the air," Negrete said about who will take the league championship, "but I feel good about where we are and we'll see where that settles in when the season wears on."
Senior quarterback Aaron Cantu agreed with Negrete about the team's summer progress.
"We're looking pretty good," Cantu said. "We're progressing nicely. Our receivers are filling in for guys who left last year and our offensive line in looking pretty big and tough."
So, what's the potential of the team?
"I think the sky's the limit for our team as long as we play our game: hard-hitting and disciplined football," Cantu said.
The season starts for some schools the week of Sept. 3 and for everyone by the week of Sept. 10.