The Brawley Wildcats football team wears those words proudly on their practice jerseys, and they just so happen to be the best words to describe the Imperial Valley league reigning champions.
We're hard workers and overachievers, we do everything 110 percent,” says senior defensive captain Donavin Buck. “We're based off of working hard, and getting strong, and just punishing people."
After giving up the least points of any IVL team last season, head coach John Self plans to lean heavily on a defense that returns eight of its starters.
That defense will be anchored by senior outside linebacker Donavin Buck.
The six-foot-five, 200 pound defensive captain is a nightmare for opposing offenses, racking up five sacks and 65 tackles during his junior season.
“He should lead us defensively all year long,” says Self. “I look for him to match that, and go beyond."
Buck says he tries to set an example for everyone else on the team to follow.
“I try to finish every rep as hard as I can,” says Buck. I try to win all the sprints and be leading the team all the time."
Offensively, the Wildcats face the daunting task of replacing starting quarterback Josh Godinez.
The cats look to rely heavily on the run, led by senior running back Isaak Comparan.
With a stout defense and a strong ground game, don't be surprised to see the Brawley Wildcats back on the prowl for another league title.