Queens Lake Post-Game Notes

As has been the case for these first three games, thank you to everyone who traveled to Queens Lake yesterday afternoon to support the team.  The fact that we continue to have more fans at other team’s home games is not only noticed by the coaches, but many of the players as well. In an effort to build upon last week’s performance, take what we focus on each day in practice and display it on the field and give total effort to each and every play, yesterday’s outcome is evidence that this year’s Bulldogs are just starting to hit their stride. We will continue to take one game at a time and get better every time we step on to the field.

A special thanks goes out to Will Outten’s family who provided the halftime snacks and drinks. Likewise, thank you to Austin Moser’s, Jeremiah Pearson’s and Damien Tavarez’s families for providing a delicious home-cooked meal and drinks upon arrival to Berkeley last night. There was a line of players waiting for seconds and that shows how great last night’s meal was!! We all greatly appreciate the time, effort and monetary support for the entire program, regardless of each week’s outcome! Finally, we also want to take a moment to thank Mrs. Coleman for setting up and managing the Meal/Snack program and keeping control of our chaotic sidelines as well as Mr. Outten for his filming skills as our team videographer.

Today (Wednesday, the 27th of September) we will review film right after school and will release all players by 5:00 pm for pick up or the opportunity to ride the Activity Bus. Based on the current weather forecast, we plan to practice our normal Thursday and Friday until 6:00 pm.

Thanks again for the tremendous support that all of you provide to us, from having your players ready for school, to being on the sidelines, to providing the snacks, meals and drinks. It is a sign of everyone’s commitment to the program and a testament to what teamwork produces. I would like to note that at the beginning of yesterday’s game, the Queens Lake coach told us he wanted to play a fifth quarter scrimmage. However, during handshakes at the end of the game he said he changed his mind and they no longer wanted to play a 5th quarter. As such, we had several players who didn’t get a chance to play at all yesterday and I apologized to them for what happened. Just wanted everyone to know that we did have a plan in place to get everyone on the field, with the exception of those that were benched for multiple instances of poor in-school behavior.

After three road games, the entire team is looking forward to our first home game against Toano. We will kick off at 4:30 pm on Tuesday the 3rd of October. As a reminder, there is a $3.00 fee at the gate for all our games, however, if you volunteer to be on the sideline crew (chain-gang) that fee is waived. It is on a first come, first serve basis, so as soon as we get three or four folks, we’ll have enough. Please let the Athletic Director know when you’re paying that you would like to volunteer and then meet the coaches on the sidelines when we call for the chain gang. Thanks to those who have turned in the Athletic Fee forms and look forward to getting the rest so they can be turned into the Athletic Director.

Finally, if there is anyone interested in announcing at the Toano game, please contact me and let me know. We intend to have a speaker system on the field, so now all we need is someone who would like to be “The Voice of the Bulldogs”!!!

More details on the next game will follow this weekend/early next week as we get closer to kick off.

Thanks,

Your Berkeley Bulldog Coaching Staff

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Berkeley Bulldog Football Mantra
Playing football for Berkeley Middle School is a privilege, and as such the opportunity to be a member of the team is in the hands of each and every player. You must bring the combination of will, skill and attitude to the field every day. Hard work, disciplined actions and a commitment to the program will result in guaranteed success. In the end, we will enjoy a sense of pride in our team, each other, our community and our entire school. The fall 2017 season is a another chance to build upon past season's successes that Bulldog football players showed both on and off the field.
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