OXNARD - West Ranch head football coach Sean O'Brien quickly blurted out one word in reference to his team's heart-breaking loss.
Hart football looked like its dominant self in the second half of Friday's season opener against El Camino Real.
Hart head football coach Mike Herrington called last season the worst of his coaching career.
At 5-6, the Indians gave up 297 points and still advanced to playoffs, but were ousted in the first round by Atascadero 34-21.
Hart football has a long history of strong quarterbacks and linebackers.
According to freshman team head coach Dan Cota, there are even more on the way.
Every year, coaches are tasked with finding the best way to utilize the talent on the their teams.
For Hart first-year junior varsity head coach Greg Sisneros, that process begins with developing leadership and unity.
Attention doesn't suit Canyon lineman Shane Moniz.
Canyon's freshman football team had a lot of success a season ago, and this year's team might be even better.
Fresh off a Foothill League title last season, the Canyon junior varsity football team has enough talent to contend for another championship this fall.
When the Golden Valley varsity football team hired Andy Campbell to be its head coach in March, so did the junior varsity and freshman teams.
Golden Valley freshman team head coach Mike Edwards did not beat around the bush.
At some point or another, everyone has to overcome hurdles.
Saugus wide receiver/defensive back Manny Padron is OK with opening up.
There are not that many kids on the Saugus junior varsity football team, but most of them have familiar names.
One of the major goals within the Saugus football program is to decrease the amount of turnover from the freshman team.
Last fall, the West Ranch freshman football team played a physical, run-oriented style.
Canyon, for all intents and purposes, knew it was locked into the Foothill League's fourth place entering Thurday's regular season finale with Hart at Canyon High School.
The two remaining Foothill League teams in the CIF-Southern Section Division II Boys Tennis Championships caught a bit of a break on Thursday.
History continues to repeat itself when Saugus swimmer Abbey Weitzeil dives into the water at the CIF-Southern Section Division I prelims, which took place Thursday at the Riverside Aquatics Complex ahead of Saturday's final.
One win away from a co-Foothill League title, Saugus left little doubt about its chances on Thursday afternoon at Golden Valley High School.
The freshmen were shining again for the West Ranch boys tennis team in its match against St. Margaret's High on Wednesday.
When we were lauding J.J. Holen for his performances as a West Ranch High golfer, it was because of the superb golf scores he turned in on a consistent basis from his freshman to senior year.
Understandably, Santa Clarita Christian has no history when it comes to achievements in the pool.
Junior pitcher Sean O'Shea hasn't been used much on the mound this season after recovering from a shoulder injury suffered during football season. But he made the most of his opportunity and led the West Ranch Wildcats out of trouble on Tuesday at Canyon High School and into the win column.
Saugus waited until the end to remove the drama from Tuesday's Foothill League showdown with Canyon at Canyon High School, but when they made their move, they did it in a big way.
It's fitting that Hart High baseball clinched at least a share of the Foothill League championship with a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Saugus Centurions on Tuesday at Hart High School - the Indians first title since 2008.
Valencia boys volleyball showed a propensity for winning close matches during Foothill League play this season.
Hart boys tennis was one set away from a perfect start to the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs, beating the visiting Buena Park High team in the wild-card round on Tuesday.
It's hard not to get wrapped up in watching Saugus swimmer Abbey Weitzeil go.
In every match, every set and every point, Valencia seniors Sam Rebele and Ravi Jayanthi know they have to keep their energy and enthusiasm levels high.
By the end of this week, we could have multiple Foothill League baseball champions.