The California Middle School War Dogs, an exclusive fraternal group of linemen (guards, tackles and centers) from the CMS football teams, was originally formed to recognize linemen who often don't get the credit they deserve.
"Not even the coaches can wear the War Dog emblem," CMS Football Coach Ed Ziegs said. "It's just for them. In order to be eligible to become a War Dog, the football player has to play 20 quarters of offense as a seventh grader and a total of 30 quarters of offense by the end of his eighth grade year."
First-year and second-year CMS War Dogs were recognized at the CMS Football Banquet Nov. 28.