NORTHEAST GLENDALE — It’s been 10 months and a little over a week since last season ended, but when the Glendale Community College football team kicks off its 2009 season at home against West Los Angeles College on Saturday, it will be 11 months to the day since the Vaqueros last won a game.
For the entire team, but particularly the 20 returning sophomores second-year Coach John Rome welcomes back, much of the focus during the buildup to the new season has centered around improving on the previous one, in which the team showed early promise, but splintered under the weight of a rash of injuries and a five-game losing streak to play out the schedule.
“We’re real excited, we’ve been working out here every day, rain or shine, no matter what,” sophomore linebacker Kalii Robinson said during a recent team practice. “We’re real dedicated to this season and we want to turn it around from last season. ...It’s a new season and we’re ready to go.