Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I'm not sure if you guys read this anymore

But I've spoken with Coach Whitehead and he has asked me to be an assistant with the Soph team next year. It should be a lot of fun.

Our HC is going to be John Baldwin, who's son Sam was on the Varsity team this year. From what I hear, he's a good coach and has always had success as a coach, so you're all in good hands.

I hope you are all working hard in school and ensuring you'll be eligible this coming season. I would hate to see you not be able to play football at all next year.

Just know this: Don't be lazy. Lazy get's you nothing in life. When we notify you of summer work-outs and practices, DO NOT MISS them. It puts you guys so far behind the other teams, who are working on the same schedule we will be.

Hope to hear from you all soon.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Team banquet information

The team banquet will be held this Friday, December 1st at 6:30pm at the Liberty Wells Center, which is 700 S. 400 E.

We will be giving out a DVD highlight Video to each player as well as some awards.

The event will be a potluck style dinner, so either Coach Tyler or Mrs. Latu will be contacting you about food assignments.

Whole families are welcome to come (the more the merrier) and we really hope everyone will be able to make it. Please calle Tyler with any questions at 541-6849.

Hope to see you all there!


Friday, November 24, 2006

Here is the list Ezra

Thursday, November 16, 2006

East vs. Skyline Video Highlights

Not a lot of them, but I'm going to post these ones:

Ezra's sack

Ezra's catch and run

Takai's long TD Run

Alex's sack

Stats are updated

All season-ending stats are updated as well as the conference standings.

You guys should still be proud of what was accomplished. We had some close games that you pulled out and showed you were capable of either coming from behind, or pulling out the win. I'm proud of you all. There is no shame in 2nd place.

I hope to get some video clips from the Skyline game up tonight. I'm working on finishing up the highlight DVD, then I'll have copies made for each of you at the banquet.

East vs. Skyline Stats

Brown 2-4, 23 yds, 1 Int

Takai 12-94 yds, 1 TD, 1 Xp, 2 Fmbl
Fonua 7-26 yds
Latu 5-12 yds, 1 Fmbl
Brown 4- (-) 3 yds, 1 TD
Smith 1-1 yds

Malic 1-14 yds
Latu 1-9 yds

KO and Punt Ret
Fonua 1-5 yds
Takai 1-2 yds

Utuone 4.5 tkl
Fonua 4 tkl
Takai 3.5 tkl
Zulcic 3 tkl
Malic 2 tkl
Latu 1. 5 tkl, 1.5 Sack, 1 FR
Hales 1 tkl
Brown 1 tkl
Garcia 1 tkl
Marsden 1 tkl
Pole 1 tkl
May .5 tkl, 2.5 Sacks
Trabert .5 tkl

Monday, November 13, 2006

Reminder: Turn in your pads on Wednesday

Please be at Sunnyside Park on Wednesday night between 5 and 6pm to turn in your equipment. ALL equipment must be returned. You can keep your jerzy's.

East 13, Skyline 21

I'm sure you are all hurting much like I am hurting. I am hurting in so many ways. #1, because we lost, but I'm also hurting for the players that did not get to contribute as much as they would have liked to. I'm hurting because I feel like as a coach, I put us in a bad position a few times and made some bad mistakes in handeling personel. It's tough to take and it's kept me up the past few nights and in tears. I hate the feeling. I'm hurting because despite how hard I know you all played, I still have not accomplished other goals that were attainable.

Goals like teaching you all to be good sports and to love each other. I still don't feel like that was accomplished this year. Don't get me wrong, I think we have some good sports and I see a lot of improvement in that area, but I don't feel like I've completely accomplished this.

So, I apologize to you guys in many ways. For the 5-6 of you that did not get in the game, or only in for a few plays, I truly am sorry. You did not deserve to work your tails off all season to be let down like this. It is my fault completely and I have no idea how I can repay you, but with a sincere apology. I hope you never have a coach that does that to you again.

In addition, I hope we are able to learn from this and remember how the pit in your stomachs feel. I hope you all go to school and take it serious and I hope you ensure you are eligible to play football next year. I want to see EVERY ONE OF YOU back on the field. I hope you attend every opportunity you have of summer camp for the East program and begin working hard in June, not August, in order to attain the goal of a conference championships. I won't lie to you and tell you everything is going to get easier, it's not. Everything get's harder. The competition gets harder and the speed and hitting get harder. It's time to learn a lesson about becoming a man in many different ways. Please be good to yourselves, your families, your teachers, your leaders, and other authorities. Please be nice to girls and always stand up for the "little guy".

Anyway, that is a bit of a rant, but I hope you take it to heart. I love you guys and I wish you all the best this year. Don't fool around and become a nobody. Work hard and become SOMEBODY!

I will post more about the team party and I'll follow up with a phone call. Please ensure you all stick together as teamates at school and learn to love each other.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Playoff game time and map

Play off game time is at 1:30 pm, so we need everyone at the MAIN GATE at 11:30am in order to check everyone in. They will not allow the coaches/team in until everyone is there to check in.

Please invite as many family and friends as you can and tell them to cheer loud for us when we're on defense, and to be quite when we're on offense, but to cheer loud on a big play.

I can't wait for this pay-back game. You guys have to get up for this and come prepared with the game plan I've created for you.


Here is a Map to where we're playing a Taylorsville: 5220 S. 1470 W.

Monday, November 06, 2006

East vs. Bountiful Takai run1


Tuesday night's practice

I would like to plan on watching the last film we have on Skyline. Dave, can you check with your dad and see if you can get the projector for Tuesday night? Just reply in the comments here and let me know.

Also, it is likely going to be pretty cold, so please remember to dress warm for practice. Tell your parents that practice will be done at 7pm.