By Ed Shepherd
Tick, tick, tick...
It's time for the SWAC Cougars to play ball after they began practicing back on July 28.
They are getting ready to host the Greater Seattle Youth Football League's Jamboree on Sunday, Aug. 24 before the CD Panthers come to Chief Sealth High School for the first game of the season Sept. 6.
Seniors coach Shon Sweet leads the group of players who mostly were together winning a Juniors division championship last season, beating the Kent Cobras, 19-18. But one learns from talking to him that there's a lot more to be learned in football than just winning the championship.
"We want to teach these kids about winning in life," said Sweet, who coached as an assistant on that Virgil Riley coached Juniors champion team.
Riley's been coaching SWAC a long time, 17 years, and he turned the reins of the Juniors over to another coach and stepped in under Sweet this season as an assistant on the Seniors team.More ›