Cameron hoping to learn from 2010

By Dion Clisso PrepsKC Managing Editor
Posted: May 16, 2011 - 8:32 AM

It was a year of learning for Cameron in 2010. The Dragons were a young team and played in one of the toughest conferences in Missouri in the Midland Empire.


Cameron went to battle with teams like Savannah, Maryville, St. Joseph Benton, St. Joseph Lafayette and Smithville with only six seniors. The Dragons battled but only came up with one win finishing the season 1-8. Cameron’s game with Grain Valley in wee No. 3 was canceled due to the thunderstorms that hit the Metro that Friday night.


Even with only one win, Dragons’ coach David Rash saw progress in his program.


“With having a small senior class, the highlight was seeing a lot of young players get experience at the varsity level,” Rash said. “During the season we improved on experience playing at the varsity level.”


Going to battle with a young team is tough enough in the Midland Empire but the Dragons also had traditional power St. Pius X in districts and Class 3 state champ Richmond in week No. 2.


Even though the Dragons only win came in week No. 7 with a 28-21 win over St. Joseph LeBlond, Cameron played solid games in losses to St. Joseph Benton (28-21), St. Joseph Lafayette (28-10) and Maryville (14-0).


The Maryville game was the final contest of the season and Cameron has been working hard ever since that point. Rash said the team has been working on leadership and competition in the offseason.


“Our staff will need to develop leaders in the offseason,” Rash said. “The team will need to improve on our desire to compete every week. Next year’s juniors and seniors are doing great with near 100 percent  participation. We have been focusing on increasing size and body weight.”