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Keeping The Faith: 0-2 Start Not Deterring Ross

Leo Goldman SWX
It’s been a tough start to the head coaching career of Wes Ross. Through two games, the GFCC Mustangs are 0-2 to start the year, including a loss to Rocky Boy last week where Ross’s defense gave up 32 points in the third quarter. But Ross still has a lot of faith in his team. “No coach ever wants to start their record 0-2. But like I said, we knew going into the season that we have a lot of inexperience to get caught up on. Only way you can get inexperience turned into experience is by playing games, and lots and lots of practice reps. I’ve had nothing but support from alumni, supporters, family members, fellow coaches.” said Wes Ross, GFCC head coach. When you’re a new head coach and your team starts out 0-2, it can lead to quick criticisms. Ross knows this and says this is all part of the process, and believes he has the right group to build a winner with. “These guys are phenomenal athletes, phenomenal students, representatives, role models, I would not trade these guys for anybody.” said Ross. Lets not forget that Ross is in charge of a team with 11 players who, before this season, had never played organized football, which comes with plenty of challenges. “Trying to learn the plays, learn the positions knowing where to go and how to go there and just trying something new basically. Working like we need to, just getting the plays right, getting our motions and all that.” said Austin Armstrong, GFCC senior. But with a strong team foundation, it’s clear that things are looking bright for the Mustang football team’s future.
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