It was a tough 2018 season for the Morro Bay football team, but with a new leader at the helm, they're looking to make some noise this year.
The Pirates have kicked off their training camp in Morro Bay and new head coach Jake Goossen-Brown is looking to improve on the team's 1-9 record, 0-5 in Ocean League play from a season ago,
With several players returning, senior leadership should be on full display and they say that will be key to their success on the field.
"Football, to me, is a tough sport. It takes a certain type of person to play it and it's a quintessential team sport. So you have to make sure you do focus on trying to build that team camaraderie and making sure there is that type of brotherhood. And we do work on that. We've done some team building exercises to make sure we understand that we are going to do our job, and expect and trust that the others next to us are doing the same and giving full effort" said Goossen-Brown.
"Me and my fellow seniors, we just really focus on getting the team together to bond and get us as one unit, and also in the weight room and on the field, making sure that we're not skipping reps and that we're going 100 percent every single time," senior wide receiver/safety Orion Solu added.
Morro Bay opens up the 2019 campaign at home against Rio Hondo Prep on Friday, August 23 at 7 P.M.