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Warrior football looks for fresh start


Last updated 8/16/2007 at Noon

The 2007 Warrior football season is fast approaching. The football program has been incorporating a new offense during the off-season and the varsity team has been using this offense in summer passing leagues. The league is basically a game with all the players except linemen. The Fallbrook team has done very well in all the tournaments they have played in, including a win in the North County Passing League Tournament.

Other than the passing league, the teams began strength and conditioning practice on June 25. This practices included weightlifting, speed training, learning the offense and getting into shape. These practices ended July 20, which allowed the players and coaches to enjoy the two-week dead period, or football summer break. On Monday, August 6, the Fallbrook Warrior teams got set to practice with pads. The first day with full pads was last Thursday. Despite some minor setbacks, the teams have been practicing their fundamentals, incorporating new plays and techniques in the offense and getting used to the heavy equipment.

The varsity team is coached by Patrick Schmidt for the second year. The team looks to improve over last year’s record. The Warriors are full of enthusiastic seniors and juniors as well as one sophomore. Overall, the team is pretty small compared to the division powerhouses, but remember: it isn’t the size of the dog but the size of the fight in the dog. This team is ready for revenge after last year’s disappointments, so North County better look out for Fallbrook.

Coach Madden leads the junior varsity and freshman teams and has trained Fallbrook’s young men for many years. The junior varsity team appears to have more size than last year’s freshman team. The team has mostly sophomores but some quality juniors who will help the team out in size and leadership aspects. The freshman team is young, full of many first-timers in football. We will see how the two teams will fare as the practices and the season progresses.

The Warrior teams are looking to have a fresh start this season. They are anticipating a lot of action and great community support as they set foot on the new artificial turf field.

Fans are welcome to attend the Fallbrook Warrior Red and White Scrimmage on Friday, August 17. If you can’t make this, come and watch the preseason game versus Point Loma on August 31 at Fallbrook. The junior varsity will begin at 5:30 and the varsity at 7:30. You can find the season schedules and much more at


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