It's been an interesting week for Valencia's opponent tonight.
Jim Abbott, a former Major League pitcher, gave an inspiring speech at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons on Thursday night.
Valencia High football head trainer Burt Dominguez walks through a field on the north end of campus. He's on his way to a hill at the base of campus where the players are conditioning.
Plain and simple, the Santa Clarita Valley is a baseball hotbed.
Now the races are starting to heat up.
Jim Abbott admits he wasn't always comfortable being known as "different."
He is a little more comfortable with it today.
This was the College of the Canyons football team people were expecting.
Saugus should get a gift receipt for this one.
Taft of Woodland Hills was a giving mood Friday night at Cougar Stadium, committing 17 penalties for 132 yards.
In Valencia football's last two games, it has outscored opponents 76-14, then gone into a bit of a second-half cruise control.
Saugus head football coach Jason Bornn threw out an analogy this week about his team.
It's evident that Josh Gibbs looks back on his high school football experience with a little bit of regret.
But he moved on, got better and now the College of the Canyons safety will be playing in a conference many consider to be the class of college football.
The Foothill League's football teams are 9-11.
They might have been the most exciting community college football games in the state the last two seasons.
PALMDALE - After Valencia defeated Palmdale Friday night 35-14 at Jim Riewer Field, an Antelope Valley radio announcer provided a little more color as he walked off the field.
We've sort of neglected the play of Saugus' Braden and Aden combo because of two other great Foothill League stories this year - Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang's ascension to the top of the Foothill League and Hart's displacing six-time champion West Ranch as league champion.
MISSION HILLS - If Foothill League play for Saugus could be broken down into a seven-inning game, it would be a quick start, a lead in the middle and finally close but not enough.