Orcutt Academy’s football program is adjusting to a few changes for its 2018 season. Last season, head coach Doug May led the Spartans to a 9-3 overall season and a second place finish in the 8-man Mt Pinos League. The Spartans advanced to the quarterfinals where they fell to Faith Baptist, 56-50.
This year, the team is led by first-year head coach Ben Alberry, who served as Orcutt’s assistant coach for two years before getting promoted.
The Spartans are also moving to an eight-member CIF Central Section Central Sierra League.
"I think that’s what really helps me being a new head coach is that we’re going to a new league," Alberry said. "We are all kind of learning together. So together, we’re all gaining experience and it’s going to be a fun year."
"I think it’s a good change though, he brings a lot of good qualities to a team, just not the same experience but we got a lot of good coaches too," said Josiah DeBruno, Orcutt Academy senior wide receiver and quarterback.
Orcutt Academy’s first game is against Riverside County Education Academy at Pioneer Valley.