FOLSOM,CA – The Folsom Bulldogs may be starting this season off with a new-look turf, but have the same mentality for winning as before.
Last year, Folsom went undefeated for the regular season, beating out teams with force, ultimately losing to powerhouse De La Salle at the NorCal Open Division State Championships. Their fantastic run was achieved thanks to then, Sophomore sensation, Jake Browning.
During his debut appearance with the Bulldogs, last season, Browning threw 10 touchdown completions, tying the national record. Since then, Browning has been working hard to re-define his game for the 2013-14 season.
Folsom’s co-head coach, Troy Taylor said Browning takes his game to the next level, spending every lunch while at school in his office watching football tapes. However, Browning remains humble despite his great achievements.
“He knows he hasn’t arrived yet”, Taylor said. ” He knows that he can play better and his teammates see that.”
Browning agrees that he has been working hard, comparing his game to an algebraic formula.
“You learn the math problem, then you learn how to apply problem,” Browing said. “It’s not very complicated once you learn it; you just need to find space basically.”
Along with the return of Browning for a second season, the Bulldogs will be boasting a brand new blue turf field that is sure to motivate the team to the next level. Rodney Ellison, wide receiver and defensive back for the bulldogs couldn’t praise the turf enough.
“When we first came out on (the field), we were just running around like a bunch of five-year-olds, just running all over the place, looking at it,” Ellison said.