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Bingham High Football Team hopes for the past to repeat itself

Aug 30, 2017 02:53PM ● By Jana Klopsch

Varsity team Nose guard, Simote Pepa, said it felt great winning the state championship last year. (Jessica Parcell/City Journals)

By Jessica Parcell | [email protected]

When asked what he hopes to see in this upcoming season, Bingham High head football coach John Lambourne said his approach isn’t any different than any other team.

“Well, probably the same thing that everybody has: Win as many ball games as we possibly can,” he said.

Replacing key players every year, Lambourne said with high school football what they’re looking for is replacements for all the students that graduated.

“We’ve got some new, younger guys that will replace to real important seniors from our last year’s team,” Lambourne said. “Mainly, it’s just replacing those spots that were made with senior graduation.”

After winning the state championship against Lone Peak High last year, Simote Pepa, a sophomore on the varsity team, said he hopes they can do it again.

“It was my first time being on the varsity football team,” Pepa said. “I wasn’t really expecting to make it as a sophomore, but I had my chance, and I stepped up, and it was fun being with the big dogs for once.”

Going forward into the new season Pepa said he hopes they can all get better together and improve their flaws as a team.

“I just hope we can all just get better together,” Pepa said. “We have a lot of mistakes that we are making right now, and I hope that by the season’s start we can fix all those mistakes, that we can perform the best that we can be.”