Thursday, August 26, 2010

Steers To Play On Saturday

By John Severance

Football is alive and well in Magdalena which makes first-year football coach Manny Marquez a happy man.
The Steers got started a little late, but they are making up for it with enthusiasm as Marquez said three more players came out this week so now the roster stands at 23.
The Steers also got their equipment this week and Marquez is happy with what he has seen so far.
“We did some tackling drills yesterday and there were some great hits,” Marquez said.
This year, the Steers will play 11-man football for the first time and they also will play as an independent, which means they will not compete in district or state play.
“A lot of teams do that when they are just getting started,” Marquez said.
The Steers also will be getting started rather quickly because their first game is Saturday at Escalante, which is up near Chama.
Marquez said he will be leaving his Socorro home at 5 a.m. in time to get on the bus at 6 a.m. for the trip north.
“They better all be there,” Marquez laughed, “or they will be left behind.
Marquez said he does not know anything about the first opponent. “But they probably don’t know anything about us either,” he said.
Marquez plans on running a wishbone offense and a 6-3-2 formation on defense.
“We will have to make adjustments to whatever they are doing,” Marquez said.

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