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2019 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW: GUAM HIGH PANTHERS

Junior quarterback Travon Jacobs has proven to be one of the leagues best and his growth only means good things for the Panthers.

By Brandon Kinsella

The Guam High Panthers want to take it all this football season. Their goal is a championship. Last year they fell short of the title, losing in the third-place game to the JFK Islanders. But Senior Safety / Running back Jason Jackson has high hopes for his team this season. Jackson elaborated on how the Panthers can accomplish their goal of a championship,

“I think more people got to step up. We’ll be playing lots of iron man football this year because we don’t have 50-60 players on our roster.” 

Key Players

For a team that experiences both the addition and subtraction of new players throughout each season due to both deployment and graduation, it can be a challenge to mesh well and develop team chemistry, 

“Although it can be hard, Guam High has had to deal with this since our school opened. This year, our team has been getting much closer and I think we can do big things this season.”

The talented Quarterback in Junior Travon Jacobs as well utility player Jackson hope to lead the Panthers to accomplishing their goal of a championship this season.

However, some key players that the Panthers will not be seeing this year due to graduation include Wide Receiver / Linebacker RaSean Jacobs, Tight End Sincere Powell, and Wide Receiver Jalen Dowdell. 

Despite the loss of valuable assets, Quarterback Travon hopes to utilize the key receivers on his roster in Jalen Thatch, AJ Johnson, and Nick Keith. 

Another up and coming key player to look out for this season is Fullback Isaac Castro. 

When Jackson and Jacobs were asked which players they view as a challenge that must be locked down this season, both Jackson and Jacobs responded with one name in mind, “Kein Artero.”  

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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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