By Sebastian Gonzales,
As the homecoming game against Monterey Trail is approaching, football head coach Marc Hicks and defensive coordinator Ty Brown acknowledge all the possible distractions nibbling at their players. Both Hicks and Brown are trying to get their team to focus on the most important goal; winning the game.
Although homecoming activities get the team pumped up with school spirit, Hicks believes the activities are a “distraction” to the team. Brown mentions, despite the excitement, the team must perform well because a there will be a greater audience watching the game.
This year, he hopes the team can enjoy the homecoming experience while maintaining focus on the central goal.
“As long as their mature enough to take care of business (on the field), it can be a joyous time,” Hicks said.
Homecoming week is a different experience for the coaches than when they were football players at DHS.
“There’s a lot more responsibility now. It’s not as enjoyable having to make sure 40 kids are prepared for the game. It’s much more of a challenge as a coach,” Brown said.
Brown takes the homecoming game as an opportunity for the community to support the team, and he is looking forward to see if they perform well on the night of Oct. 11.
“The eyes of Davis are upon [the team],” Brown said.