It’s more than football at Desert Hot Springs High School. It’s a culture, a team beyond helmets and cleats, and it starts at the top.
“We have a lot of first-year senior football players. Because we went to our campus and found these kids who couldn’t play their first three years because their grades were bad, because they were struggling, lots of F’s, they were skipping class. We had these guys and we put our arms around them and they’re playing for us now,” head coach Errol Wilson said.
“We established something this past offseason that we can build on going forward and that deepens the talent pool we have here at Desert Hot Springs High School. The fact that these guys are on the field is a victory.
I just can’t wait to have fun and get out here with all my friends and have the best season and make it last,” said Sergio Garcia.
“A surprise,” said Gabriel Cancino. “It won’t be like last year, I think it will be very different.”
“What motivates me is that I have to give this team everything since I was a senior,” said Jorge Arellanez.
“Even though they are freshman guys, they understand that this is their only chance, so they all have the same senior intensity, senior fire,” Wilson said.
“Getting better and better every year, we’re getting better and better,” Arellanez said.
“Put my heart out there, I know there’s a bunch of guys they want to express their heart. It will also be their last year and we will try to do our best and that’s all we can do,” said Garcia.
DHS will open its 2022 season at home on Friday, August 19 against Indian Springs.
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