Noah’s Water Team of the Week: Weston Ranch’s Cougars are winners on the field … and off the field

Filed in Uncategorized by on September 22, 2016

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Weston Ranch High has been dominant its first three games of the season, outscoring its foes 131-27 while starting 3-0. The Cougars host four-time defending state champion Central Catholic Friday in one of the school’s biggest games ever.

During last week’s bye, however, Coach Seth Davis and a dozen Cougars spent their time passing out cold water and meals to the homeless under South Stockton’s freeways.

“The boys interacted and saw the way people have to live,” said Davis, whose group also visited a nearby park that 30 or so people call home. “The kids shared some football stories with them. A man came and told them his life story and we prayed with him to get him back on the right path for his life.”

Malik Vega Tatum, Robert Wright and Marsyls Austin were among the Cougars in the community outreach, as well as Davis’ 9-year-old and assistant coach Damaryia Nelson.

“It’s something we are doing a few times a month,” Davis said, “to give back and show our boys the importance of their education.”

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Richard T. Estrada has been covering high school football in The 209 area code for more than 30 years and is the voice of authority on the game in California's Central Valley. He oversaw The Modesto Bee's high school sports coverage for a couple of decades, and also was a national award-winning business and agriculture writer. Black Hat Football not only covers the game, but emphasizes education and the need for The 209's student-athletes to prepare for college.

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