News: Falcons get ready to ‘take back what we lost’
Story by Lance Cpl. Raquel Barraza
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. – The Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Falcons competed at the Camp Pendleton Football League Championships for the past two years and this year they intend to do it again.
Marines gathered for the start of the season at the 2013 MCAS Miramar Falcons Football Player Orientation aboard MCAS Miramar, Calif., May 14.
The defending “Best of the West” champion Falcons lost their title last season, but intend to win it back.
“We’re getting ready to take back what we lost last year,” said Master Gunnery Sgt. Carlice Moffett, Falcons’ new head coach and a Muskegon, Mich., native.
During the orientation, Marines were not only told the expectations for the upcoming season, but also the benefits of joining the program.
“We will be physically fit, we will build a brotherhood among Marines, and if you want it bad enough, we will be playing for a championship,” explained Moffett.
The team begins conditioning May 21 and coaches encourage any Marine interested in playing to try out.
“We don’t care about what you don’t know,” said Moffett. “We care if you’re committed and willing to put forth the effort to work and be a part of this great team.”
To close out, former coaches expressed how this program is one of the best in the Marine Corps.
“When the Falcons walk on the field you can feel the pride they bring with them,” said Master Sgt. Ross Blain, former Falcons’ head coach and a Miami native. “Miramar is one of the most spirited and proud teams in the Marine (football) league.”
For more information on the team look for the MCAS Miramar Falcons Football Program page on Facebook.