Alumni assist Douglas football program |

Alumni assist Douglas football program

Staff Reports
Douglas High Football alumni, coaches and supporters pose for a group photo before heading out onto the Carson Valley Golf Course Friday for the annual golf tournament that raises money for the football program, scholarships and facilities at the school.
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Before they began play on the Carson Valley Golf Course Friday morning, 132 participants in the fifth annual Alumni Golf Tournament gathered to pose for a group photograph.

To Douglas football coach and tournament coordinator Ernie Monfiletto, it’s an appropriate way to tee off an event where former Tigers and community members come together to help raise funds for the program.

“It’s just tremendous that these guys show up and support the program,” Monfiletto said. “I say this that all the time, but we live in the best place on earth. I can’t thank them enough for their support and dedication.”

Monfiletto estimated that 110 tournament participants were Douglas football alums. The tournament is a major source of the program’s annual scholarship fund, he added.

Bryce James, who started at quarterback during the 2014 and ‘15 seasons, was announced as the scholarship recipient for 2016. James said he plans to focus on firefighting and paramedic as a career when he enrolls at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno this fall.

Five inductees into the school’s Football Hall of Fame inductees were also introduced: Keenan Copp, David Park, Brent Koontz, Paul Mannelly and Ed Garrison. The quintet will be formally inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame Sept. 2 when the Tigers host Reed.

Douglas will host its annual Flying Tiger Passing Tournament from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on July 22. Twelve varsity teams (eight Northern 4A teams and four 3A teams), in addition to a half-dozen JV teams will play.