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2019 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW: FD FRIARS

The four-time champions are back on the grind and the Friars are ready to see just how much their young talents have grown in 2019.

By Jay Leon Guerrero

Opening day is one week away and the Father Duenas Friars are ready for another season. Bruce Meno (head coach) and Keone Badua (Defensive coordinator) return to guide the Friars as they open their season in a much anticipated rematch against the GW Geckos.

The Friar roster has well over 50 players and they will be tested after losing big impact players to graduation.

“Losing Kin Rivera and Nick Akimoto is a huge loss for us,” said sophomore running back Caiyle Gogue. “It’s impossible to replace them but we are doing our best to fill their slots.”

Key returnees for the Friars are Kein Artero (RB), Eugene Arriola (LB), Roy Chargualaf (LB), Caiyle Gogue (RB), Nicholas Anderson (QB) and Evan Brown (LB).

KEY PLAYERS

“Everyone plays an equal role in our team and we have a great coaching staff,” said Arriola. “They give us the script and we just follow.”

“Being apart of the FD program is a huge honor. We are just going to do our best, play hard and get better with every practice,” said Arriola.

The BIG Game

The Friars and GW Geckos have been in the last four IIAAG Championship games with FD winning the title last year (20-14) in a double overtime thriller. The rematch is set this Friday at 7pm at GW field in Mangilao. Come early, GW will surely be packed for the season opener.

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DID U KNOW?

Kein Artero has a list of who’s who of Artero uncles who’ve starred in Guam’s gridiron: Andre Artero UOG Tritons & Hals Angels OL, Bubba Artero UOG Tritons & Hals Angels OL, Kenny Artero SSHS DB/Baseball Pitcher, Jesse Sablan FD & Hals Angels FB, Roland San Nicolas FD & Hals Angels OL, Chuck Ada SSHS & Hals Angels DB,  Ed “Rock” Artero SSHS & Hals Angels MLB, “Wild” Bill Ada FD & Hals Angels ML, Jared Ada FD & Hals Angels WR/Utility

 

COMING SOON …

– 24th Marianas Fishing Derby

– NFL Week 3: Steelers at 49ers

– Jon Tuck’s Bellator debut

QUICK HITS

Dana Holmes is the new UOG men’s head basketball coach. In the last two years, he was a coach at FBLG Middle School and most recently a PE teacher at GW.

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Pro triathlete Mieko Carey finished third in XTERRA Japan on Sunday in a time of 3:43:02. Her career was on hiatus for a couple of years raising her twin children. It’s safe to say the 40-year-old is back in top form. Congratulations Mieko san!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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