In the heat of summer, Torrey Pines High’s football team prepares for fall


By Rob LeDonne

Summer vacation is a time for many high school students to hit the beach, make some extra money and, above all, relax. For the members of the Torrey Pines High School football program, however, summer is mostly about gearing up for fall. Like warriors getting battle-ready, teammates prepare themselves both physically and mentally all summer long for an autumn full of games that capture the school’s and community’s attention.

On this particular Tuesday, it’s 9 a.m. sharp when the members of the team arrive at the gym on the otherwise quiet campus of Torrey Pines High School. Before anyone has a chance to think, Coach Scott Ashby, a 20-year veteran of the football program at TPHS, is going through the day’s training routine and the teenagers are doing a variety of circuit workouts, whether it’s inside with weights or outside on the field.

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