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Muscle Connection H.S. Football Preview: Lakeview Sailors


The Lakeview football program is looking to turn things around after winning only one game last season. 

Coming off of a disappointing year, the Sailors are determined to right the ship.

"Our off-season was posted on the wall by what we lost by every week. Teams showed us no mercy and we understand that's part of the game. But those guys are motivated for it. When you get hammered with teams scoring 64 points, 42 points, you have to take it personal," said John Falconi, Lakeview football coach

The Sailors have plenty of experience returning. Fifteen seniors; seven starters on defense and nine on offense.

"Quarterback and also wide receiver Garrett Gadsby. Junior tight end, outside linebacker Jared Alcorn, and another one of our seniors Austin Mathison is converting from wide receiver to quarterback. And we have an abundance of senior lineman," Falconi said.

The main area of concern will be protecting the football, and Falconi expects to see improvement.

"We had a lot of turnovers last year and got beat on a lot of big plays last year and all that falls on me as the head coach. So there are some things we're going to clean up this year with that. The bottom line is, we got to go out and execute. No turnovers, no stupid penalties. We got to go play hard, play fast and play intense," Falconi said.

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