Football Tour VI Pacific Grove
It's not about repeating the feat as much as it is taking the next step.
Sure, making the postseason for the first time in four years was an achievement. Losing the last two games, though, didn't sit well with those that are back.
Experience counts and Pacific Grove has it. This program practices with a lot of intensity from the moment it comes out of the locker room one-by-one.
Expectations have been raised. And why not? Pacific Grove has a three year starting quarterback in the fold in Luke Lowell. And a talented tailback in Jake Speed.
The Breakers have altered the offense this year, adding a new wrinkle or two -- something you can do when the talent improves around you.
But has it shored up its defense? Last year Pacific Grove gave up 40 or more points in four games -- all losses -- including 103 points in its last two games.
There has to be an emphasis in improving that aspect of the game. Just one all-leaguer is back in defensive lineman Zach Brown. But that's a good start for the defense.
The most notable difference in watching the Breakers practice is confidence. Each year the program has taken a step forward under Chris Morgan.
What ever is being preached is working. The next hurdle to climb is a league title.
Watch an interview with coach Chris Morgan.