As the fall season approaches, the anticipation is building at Pittsburg High School, home of the Purple Dragons football team. With a fierce determination to conquer the gridiron, Coach Josh Lattimer leads the charge for the second consecutive year. Lattimer’s coaching experience spanning 19 years, combined with his commitment to Discipline, Accountability, and Toughness (D.A.T.), has the team poised for success.

Last year, the Purple Dragons showcased their grit with a 7-4 record, overcoming a challenging start to the season. They rallied as a united force, demonstrating their unwavering dedication to the game and each other. Coach Lattimer’s brand of football emphasizes a style that rivals won’t want to face.

The team’s journey hasn’t been without hurdles. Adjusting to a new offensive and defensive strategy posed a significant challenge. However, the players and coaching staff united to tackle this obstacle head-on, showcasing their ability to adapt and thrive.

The upcoming season brings with it a renewed sense of camaraderie. With a wealth of returning starters, both on offense and defense, the Purple Dragons are poised to dominate. Key players like quarterback Webb Fern, running back Wyatt Rink, and linebacker Gabe Kimzey bring a wealth of talent and experience to the field. Their performance last season garnered them well-deserved All-State honors.

Exciting newcomers are also set to make an impact, promising to add depth and versatility to the team’s roster. This injection of fresh talent, combined with seasoned veterans, is a recipe for success.

Coach Lattimer’s vision for the team extends beyond the game itself. He sees the football field as a platform to instill values of discipline, accountability, and unity among the players. Their collective efforts are a tribute to past players and a source of pride for the entire community.

This year’s schedule is packed with exhilarating matchups that promise high-intensity action. From local rivalries to out-of-town showdowns, the Purple Dragons are prepared to take on any challenge that comes their way.

As the kickoff date draws near, the Pittsburg High School community eagerly awaits the roar of the crowd, the thrill of victory, and the indomitable spirit of the Purple Dragons as they embark on their 2023 football campaign. S