Del Campo High Schools football team goes undefeated for the regular season
Fair Oaks, CA (MPG) - The Del Campo High School football team made history on Nov. 3 when it went undefeated in the regular season for the first time in the team’s history. The Cougars defeated Bella Vista High School by a score of 67 – 0 to cap off the season and move into the playoffs.
On Thursday, Nov. 9 the Cougars defeated Buhach Colony in the first playoff game for a record so far of 11 – 0. Mike Dimino, head coach of Del Campo’s football team, said the strategy moving forward is to work hard to improve each game.
“The secret of this team’s success is their team chemistry,” Dimino said. “But aside from that, they are making the right decisions off the field. We like to win, obviously, but the thing I’m most proud of is the fact that we’re between 50 to 75 percent B averages for the whole team.”
Athletic Director at Del Campo High School Sharon Props said she is also proud of Del Campo’s football team.
“We’ve never been 10 – 0 before, so everyone is very excited,” Props said. “We have 31 seniors that built this team, so they’ve been playing together for a long time — a lot of the junior classmen have also been playing awhile — so it’s a good culmination that they’ve stuck together this long and have achieved what they have achieved.”
The last time a football team in San Juan Unified School District achieved this milestone was during the 1994 – 1995 season when Rio Americano High School went undefeated during regular season. The team was eventually knocked out of the playoffs after it lost to Del Oro High School in the Division 2 Section Final. Dimino is hopeful the Cougars will be able to go all the way to the state championships this year.
Quarterback Tyler Dimino, the son of Del Campo’s head coach, shares that sentiment.
“I’m hoping to go far in the playoffs,” Dimino said. “I have trust in this team. I think we’re very good and we can do it.”
“I feel very good in our abilities and we’ve shown them on the field,” said left tackle/defensive tackle and senior Jordan Ford. “We all have great chemistry together and we work hard and practice.”
Del Campo’s next playoff game is against Sacramento High School on Nov. 17.