Friday, August 19, 2016
THE HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHT: FERNANDO MONROY
Guess what everybody? The High school football season in finally upon us. Tonight a handful of high schools start their season throughout the valley. That also means it's time for The High School Highlight.
This season we start with a team that isn't know for football but under new coach Randy Gross there is a "new breed" roaming the halls of Carl Hayden High School. A team that hasn't reach the post season since 1996 the Falcons look to change that this season. One of the young men that plans to make the change is senior lineman Fernando Monroy.
Monroy has been on varsity for 3 years and is very competitive on the field. He says in order to excel in high school sports you must remain competitive and focused. Monroy plays football becuse his older inspired him to play. His brother is also an assistant coach on the team.
Monroy has plans for life after high school football. He wants to go to college and start a family.
Monroy and the rest of his teammates have worked really hard off season to try and turn around a struggling program. They had a successful summer with 7 on 7 and big man challenges. They look to continue that success tonight when they host Alhambra is the season opener for both teams.