by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
With numbers up and a new offense in place, Lancaster High School first-year head football coach Landon Gouveia and his staff are looking for a win Friday, August 25, in the season opener against Charles City.
Gouveia and his new staff have been impressed by the work ethic and participation in off-season training and the first few weeks of practice. His team of 38 is still growing, with several players coming out to practice for the first time on the first day of school on Monday, August 21.
“We picked up a few more guys as the buzz is getting around and excitement and interest is building,” said Gouveia. “So as we add some more players, I expect some of these guys may go down to junior varsity and some of the [players’] positions will change.”
Gouveia, who came to Lancaster in late June by way of Pennsylvania where he coached at a private school, is assuming his first head coaching job. He says he’s still getting to know the players and students but is pleased with the response from all parties—administrators, staff, players, parents and community members.
“We had a great turnout at our scrimmage [against Northampton] last week,” he said.”I thought it was a huge crowd for a scrimmage. We loved the support we got from the administrators, teachers and the community.”
The Red Devils will run the single wing offense this…..