CORNING, Calif. -- Corning High School football had a rough season last year. Finishing three-and eight, the cardinals missed the playoffs for the first time in five years. A much needed rise of players in the program is just what corning was hoping for. Devin Toth coming into his third and final year as corning's quarterback sees a major difference in this year's squad.
An added level of competition gives this team better chances to return back to form.
The cards first four games are against teams that had losing records last year. Coach Studer and his team refuse to take that schedule lightly.
Toth says," The competition between positions is really good we have way more depth than we had in the last couple of years so if someone goes down the next person will hop in."
While competition is healthy for a hungry squad, Studer and his coaching staff, still focus on the bigger picture.
"Right now we have a really good balance of competition and also respect for the guys that you're competing with so you have guys that are pushing each other they may both want to be starters in the same position but in addition to the competing with one another on a daily basis and on a period by period basis they are also helping people out."
With position battles fully underway the cardinals are going to be having their first test against Shasta High School on August 30th at 7:30pm.