The Paso Robles High School football team underwent plenty of adversity this past season, including a change at head coach after the first game of the year. However, the Bearcats continued on to have an incredibly successful 2017 campaign.
JR Reynolds took over as interim coach and led Paso Robles to an undefeated PAC 5 League title, as well as, a birth into the Southern Section playoffs.
During the offseason, Reynolds had the interim title lifted as he was named the new head coach of the Bearcats.
Now, in his first full season, Paso has made the switch to the Central Section where they’ll be competing in Division 1. They’ll also be apart of the brand new Mountain League.
There’s plenty of turnover from last year’s team, but Reynolds is confident that his young group can get the job done in 2018.
"It feels good," Reynolds exclaimed about being the new head coach. "I’m excited to be a member of the community and making this a community program. You know, we’re young and a little bit inexperienced. We’re piecing things together, but we fully expect to be there when it’s all said and done for the league championship."
"Yeah, we’re definitely excited," senior tight end Marshall Wiesner added. "We’re seniors and big dogs on the team now. It’s been fun and we’ve really grown throughout the summer. We’ve got a lot of young bucks on the team, and we’re excited for the season."
Paso Robles opens up the season on the road at Buchanan High School in Clovis on August 17. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 P.M.