“We had a lot of juniors last year and just a few seniors,” Pule said. “Now, we are looking ahead and focusing on the present.”
Hoover will also compete in a pair of nonleague games against South Pasadena and San Marino before beginning league competition Oct. 2 against Pasadena at Pasadena City College.
The schedule will only get tougher with additional league battles against defending league champion Muir, Crescenta Valley, Burroughs and an improved Glendale.
Pule keeps studying the playbook and practicing so that he’ll have it down pat come Sept. 10.
“It’s first about having good foot work,” Pule said. “To be a good quarterback, you have to be smart and think also like a corner back, safety, linebacker or wide receiver.
“It’s very tough, but something I want and like to do.”
Pule will most likely have four wide receivers to complete passes to.
Williams, Elvis Fuentes, Dymond McRae and Azar Razikeen are his likely targets.
Pule had several good performances at passing league tournaments across the region. However, it will be more difficult with the pads on and linemen charging at him at full speed on every play during the season.
“It’s going to be about whoever can step up, and I want that to be me,” Pule said. “You just have to be able to go out there and execute.
“Go out there and train hard and know your assignments so that you’ll be able to help guide your team.”