Monarchs gain early recognition

By Andrea Camarena

Monarch football made its self known last week at the Competitive Edge Football Camp in Morgan Hill, Calif. The team left the three-day camp with a first-place finish in the camp-wide skills competition and two Big Camp Stud awards.

The camp placed the Monarchs in the hands and view of several Bay Area college coaches from San Jose State, Cal, and several junior colleges.

Pitted against seven other California high school teams, Exeter came out ahead of the rest in tackling, catching and passing in the tournament's final skills competition at the end of the camp. Quarterback Chris Mayabb and running back Vince Pascoe each received the Big Camp Stud award on seperate days for outstanding performance. The award goes to one athlete on each day of the camp and is chosen collectively by the coaches at the camp.

"We got a lot better," Exeter coach Ben White said. "On the second and third day we showed a lot of improvement." The team will return to competitive mode on July 7 when they compete in a three-day passing tournament at Redwood High School.

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