As Cajon coach Kim Battin thinks about his team’s potential entering this season, he has flashbacks to 2008. Two years ago, the Cowboys went 11-2 with an experienced, veteran team en route to a San Andreas League championship and a run into the Central Division quarterfinals. Battin isn’t quite predicting that, but he is feeling good about Cajon’s chances this year.
“The expecations are very high. We have a group of seniors that learned from the seniors that made the run two years ago and that were a big part of a team that went 7-3 and made the playoffs last year,” Battin said. “There is a lot of experience and motivation here and we are ready to go out there and see what we can do.”
A lot of Battin’s confidence comes from a loaded offense led by senior quarterback Thomas Carter. Carter (6-0, 185) has started since early in his sophomore season, as he was the triggerman on the Cowboys’ semifinal team two years ago. He brings a potent dual-threat element to the Cowboys’ spread offense, allowing the Cowboys to throw in several different wrinkles.