FARMINGTON (KFSM) - They're the newbies in the 5A-West this year, but the Farmington Cardinals have been successful in the past and they're ready for the change.
"It's a little bit of a mystery," Mike Adams, Farmington head coach said. "We've seen some film on these guys, but again these are new teams this year. It's exciting for us. It's a new challenge. We're facing teams that are going to be a little bigger than us numbers wise, and you know probably a little more athletic. But, we've got a plan for it, and you know our guys are working to the plan."
Farmington may be the smallest school in their conference, but even though they lack numbers, they say they make up for it in other areas.
"We don't really worry about that. Our guys out here, most of them can all play. So, we're just ready to go," Josh Blew, Farmington senior said.
"We have a lot of experience. A lot of us have been playing for two years. We'll make it up with that, and we'll come out playing," Morgan Lewis, Farmington senior said.
They plan to bring a different look than what these teams are used to.
"We want to be a physical football team," Adams said. "We're a little bit of a throwback. We run a lot of two back stuff, and we want to pound the football and run it. Most of the teams in this league are more spread finesse, where they're going to spread you and throw the football a lot. We're going to throw it, we've got a great group of receivers, but we're going to establish a run and be physical."
From the Cardinals point of view, size doesn't always matter.