NMMI Colts pull railroad ties hoping it will make a difference on the football field

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The New Mexico Military Institute Colts only won one football game last season. The 1-9 season was endured by a young club that hope hard work will create change in 2018. The Colts are pulling railroad ties as part of their conditioning.

It’s something they have been doing for quite some time. “If you go out pulling ties and you say you are going to be beat pulling those ties it just makes your legs weaker and your not going to pull them as strong,” said senior quarterback Zachery Martin. “I’m not that big of a guy, but I’ve pulled the big ties since freshman year. Just because I wanted to be better.”

The Colts usually have players come and go. The team can have a different look each year so learning an offense is a challenge. That is usually easier when the same players come back year after year. “The football knowledge is the biggest hurdle that we have to overcome over here,” said head coach Randy Montoya. “It takes a process. By week three, week four we’re still trying to figure things out and we are a totally different team by then.”

The Colts will start the season on the road August 24 at Ft. Sumner/House.

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