Written by Luciano Guerra Friday, 15 November 2013 10:26
Coach David Gilpin is expecting something special this year. Something that has not only eluded him as a head coach but every Veterans Memorial High School football team that has ever taken to the gridiron – a second round playoff win.
Breaking into the third round of the state playoffs has been one of Gilpin’s goals long before his quarterback took his first snap from center this season – a goal that he is determined to see his Patriots achieve this year.
“Our first goal is always to win a district championship,” explained Gilpin. “However after our loss to Edcouch, we knew that wasn’t going to happen. So we set our sights on making the playoffs first, but our ultimate goal of getting past the second round has not changed.”
“We’re no longer going to be satisfied with playing a ranked team tough but still losing in the first or second round,” added Gilpin. “We’ve done that before but as I keep preaching to my players, the time has come for us to win those games and we’re not going to settle for anything less. For us to accomplish something special this year it will have to be something we’ve never done before and a second round win is what it’s going to take.”