Mingus Union football wrapped up 7-on-7 play with more success and confidence about their starters but depth concerns.
On Wednesday the Marauders hosted Coconino and Sedona in their final 7-on-7 games of the summer.
Head coach Bob Young said it was a good outing and the starters did great, as they have all summer.
“We did really well, we actually started out strong (Wednesday), it was kind of an improvement on the whole team,” said Mingus Union junior quarterback Antoine Zabala. “We’re making strides as a team and it was awesome to see, it’s amazing. We got better (Wednesday).”
Instead of the normal one school versus another school 7-on-7 games, on Wednesday they played one school’s offensive unit against another school’s defensive unit and they rotated who played who among the three varsity teams.
While Young doesn’t keep score in the 7-on-7 games at home, Zabala thought they won all their games on Wednesday, like they did the other two times they host 7-on-7s this summer.
“Coach Young doesn’t really like to do that here and by all means, it’s fun anyway I mean players by yourselves, you automatically keep score,” Zabala said. “We won all our games, it was pretty obvious.”
After the Marauders lost eight of their 2016 All-Grand Canyon first team selections, depth is a concern despite their summer success.
“Like coach Young said, our first team was pretty solid and I think we’re ready but it’s just a drop off with our second team but we’re all doing as best as we can and we’re getting better so that’s all the matters,” said junior running…
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