Photo by Beau Bearden.
KINGMAN – Six.
That’s the number of different coaches to lead the Kingman High School football team in the last 13 seasons. While each leader undoubtedly brought a different coaching style, none has succeeded in turning the Bulldogs into a winning program.
Cam Wierson is determined to change that, and the second-year head coach is aware that others want to see it too.
“I think it’s important that everyone knows this, and that I know this,” Wierson said. “We have an alumni base in this town that say ‘we used to be good at football.’ I’m fully aware of that and my kids and I are working to restore that.”
While that fact could prove to be a hindrance to some coaches, that isn’t the case for Wierson. He already sets high standards for himself.
“There’s always pressure from all kinds of different angles,” Wierson said. “I put pressure on myself, but I don’t feel that external pressure. I put enough pressure on myself as it is.”
The Bulldogs didn’t seem to be worried about outside pressure either, as they continued practice Tuesday. It was supposed to be the first day of practice with pads, but Wierson decided to make a change.
“We can get great work done without pads,” Wierson said. “We’re in helmets right now. It’s a decision I’m making not to issue gear to all the kids. I’m making them earn their…
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