The main goal of Los Alamos’ football team this year is to create a brotherhood, a family on the field.
In the past there were cliques on the team in different positions and grades.
This year, the team wants to be one cohesive unit, holding each other accountable and knowing everyone has everyone else’s back.
“We set up new standards and made a contract that everyone signed,” senior fullback/linebacker Derek Selvage said.
As of Tuesday, no one had missed practice, Selvage said, which is one of the things they all agreed upon.
Everyone on the team is also expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA.
If somebody breaks the contract, they have to face consequences to make amends.
“We’re holding everyone accountable so there are no slips ups,” senior guard/defensive tackle Nathan Rogers said.
So far it’s been working.
“Their attitude is one of the best I’ve seen,” head coach Garett Williams said. “The players are working extra hard on building a united team.”
The team didn’t start trying to build its brotherhood on Aug. 3, the first official day it could practice this fall, it started building it last school year.