Tigers’ football season set for home kickoff
Though still five months away, the Douglas High School football program is already preparing for its new season.
Ernie Monfiletto is directing the program through non-contact spring drills geared toward getting ready for the Aug. 28 season opener at home against McQueen. This will mark the team’s first season opener at home since 2012, when the Tigers defeated Reno 56-44.
The nonleague opener will be a formidable challenge since McQueen traditionally fields one of the top programs in the North.
Meanwhile, plans are already under way for Douglas football to host its fourth annual Alumni Golf Tournament on June 19 (a Friday) at the Carson Valley Golf Course.
The cost to play is $100 per person or $400 per foursome for those who register before May 1 ($125 after that date). Hole sponsorships are also available for $100 per hole.
The tournament will start at 9 a.m. with a post-tournament luncheon to follow at the Carson Valley Country Club to follow. All participants will receive a complimentary gift.
Special recognition will be extended at the luncheon for Steve Wilcox, who has retired after 40 seasons of coaching. He started as an assistant for the 1974 Douglas team that won the AA state championship (medium schools).
Contact Monfiletto at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or call 775-230-5858 for information.