The Winters Warriors football team traveled to Lake Tahoe on Saturday, June 24, to participate in Lake Tahoe’s annual football camp and returned on Wednesday, June 28. Camp is a good measuring stick for coaches to see what their strengths are and more importantly where their weaknesses are.
One thing the Warriors found out is they are going to have to play Iron Warrior football this year and hope they don’t get plagued with injuries as they have in the past few seasons. Winters looks to have a roster of about 22 players to start the season, which means several guys will be playing both ways. The good news for the varsity squad is the talent returning.
The Warriors have several weapons in their arsenal that will make them an exciting team to watch. On both sides of the ball the Warriors are talented just not very deep.
“We need to stay healthy,” said coach Daniel Ward. “We are pretty solid all around on defense but at middle backer we don’t have a lot of depth. That could change though as the season comes around.”
At camp the Warriors had three players make the All Camp Team. Anthony Carrion, Thomas Kakutani and Evan Judd all stood out and made the team. Judd also won the squat weightlifting competition and Logan Pittman won the bench press competition.
The JV team has over 25 players with the majority being incoming freshman. The Warriors are off until July 10, and then the official practice starts on July 31.