AFTER their successful campaign last season, the Bacolod Generals- American Tackle Football, are gearing for another fruitful chapter as they started their training camp last Friday at the Bacolod City High School.
Generals’ American coach Gene Jackson said the team is opening its camp to all aspiring football players in the city and the province for the upcoming season.
The Bacolod-based team is still undefeated with 3-0 record after its creation nearly two years ago beating Manila and Iloilo teams in various face-offs.
The Generals came out with an initial 36-0 win over the visiting Manila Knights at the Panaad last year before forcing Iloilo to surrender, 99-0 at halftime during a game in Bago City. It also recorded a 92-0 triumph over Big City’s Philippine Punishers early this year.
Team head coach Rev. Dr. David Garcia said that his boys are always ready and prepared to take down any team. He added that his players want to prove something and are playing with great pride representing Bacolod City.
The Bacolod Generals had emerged as a rising force in this sport drawing attention and respect from the American Tackle Football community in the country.
Before the season’s break, the Generals management recognized some of its players who had contributed to the team’s current position. They acknowledged the quality of their team and the level of their play like a national squad.
“We are geared towards that direction and with the sacrifices and perseverance of this team, not too long we will get there,” Garcia said.
This coming August, the Bacolod Generals will stage an Armed Forces Appreciation Day to give due recognition to the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines for their contributions and sacrifices rendered to our country.
On this date, the Bacolod-based squad will take the four-time Arena Ball Philippines champion Bandits, which is composed of mostly member of Pilipinas Aguilas, the national team in American Tackle Football.(HGD)