Cordova Football Players Taking Part in Challenge

Rancho Cordova, CA (MPG)  |  By Mike Bush
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A new adventure begins for the Cordova High School football team.

Yesterday, Thursday, the Lancers started spending time on the field, running their offense and defense in 7-on-7 drills in preparing for the upcoming season. High school football teams in the Sac-Joaquin Section can compete from June 1st through July 10th. Practices that include pads later in the week begin on July 31st.

Since February, returning players and sophomores who will be juniors when the 2017-18 school year begins in early August, have been in the weight room lifting weights. According to Cordova head coach Darrin Nill, the players will continue to pump iron as well compete in 7-on-7 drills.

In addition to getting ready for the upcoming season, the program is taking part in the 2017 Cordova High School Football Challenge.

As part of the program’s fundraising efforts, the Lancers are conducting their yearly Lift-a-Thon to help each individual player raise $160 to cover the cost of their Lancer Player Pack, which include short-sleeve dri-fit T-shirt, long-sleeve Under Armour dri-fit T-shirt, and a pair of athletic shorts for use in the weight room and practices.

Each player is trying to raise $160 that would cover their costs for the items listed in the previous paragraph. Any type of donation for one or some of the players contributes toward expenses such as helping pay for passing tournament fees, trainer supplies, digital video equipment used as a teaching tool and to assist in college recruiting and the program’s end of year banquet and awards ceremony.

The program is also trying to raise funds to purchase new sideline communication equipment for both the varsity and frosh/soph football teams.

To contribute toward the Cordova football program, visit the Website at