San Luis Obispo High School’s football program is looking to climb out its slump for the upcoming 2018 campaign. The Tigers made an improvement from 2016 to 2017 by recording two wins but remained winless in a competitive PAC-5 League.
San Luis Obispo is one of 13 teams from the Central Coast joining the CIF Central League. They will be part of a six member Ocean League and shift from a Southern Section Division 10 team to a Central Section Division 3 squad.
Despite the hurdles ahead, the Tigers remain optimistic.
"There’s just a lot of excitement around what we’re doing right now, so we’re trying to ride that gravy train a little bit to keep everybody excited about it," said Pat Johnston, San Luis Obispo head coach. "We’re excited about a new situation, but it’s another to work hard and follow through. Our guys have certainly done that so far."
"We want to hang a banner. Coach tells us that every day, ‘hang a banner in the gym.’ It hasn’t been done it awhile, and we just have to take it one game at a time, one practice at a time. We’re confident we can get there," said Charles Lincoln, San Luis Obispo senior lineman.
The Tigers first game of the season will be at home against Arroyo Grande on August 17.