Lobos open season in California

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The Hayden football team, coming off a 2 – 6 record in 2013, will travel to Winterhaven, CA on Friday to take on the San Pasqual Valley Warriors in the season opener for both teams. The Warriors finished with a 4 – 3 record last season.

The Lobos return eight starters from last year’s team – four each on offense and defense. Head coach Matt Waddell expects returning starters Jacob Manriquez, Chris Rabago, and Ezkiel Boltarez to be impact players in 2014.

Waddell has certain expectations for the players in the Lobos program.

“(I want them) to become better student’s in the class room,” he said. “(I expect) them to be very disciplined and respectful to others.”

Working hard on and off the field, refusing to give up, being disciplines, and focusing on their responsibilities on the field will lead to success each week, according to Waddell.

Friday’s game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Andy Luberda (750 Posts)

Andy Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for eight high schools. His stories are published in the Southeast Valley Ledger, Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College. Andy is currently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Communication. Andy is scheduled to complete his degree December 2014. He was born and raised in Des Plaines, Ill. In 1992, he relocated to Arizona. After a short return to Des Plaines in 1997, he returned to the Phoenix area two years later. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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