The motto for Albert Einstein Academy football seems to be, "make it work."
Taking so many steps in the last couple of years still hasn't resulted in the ultimate prize for the Trinity Classical Academy football team.
There are five, count them, five players on the Trinity Classical Academy roster of 18 who played football at the organized youth level prior to coming to high school.
Last season, Santa Clarita Christian football was nearly there.
The Santa Clarita Christian football team scored on plays of 66 and 58 yards over the final two drives of their season opening contest against Chadwick High School of Palos Verdes. The only problem was that those two scores accounted for the Cardinals only offensive output of the night and it proved to be too little, too late, as they fell by a score of 26-14 at Canyon High School on Saturday night.
CALABASAS - In the first half, the Saugus Centurion football team looked like the inexperienced group from 2012.
A lot has been made of first-year head coach Jan Miller and the culture change at West Ranch and, at least for the moment, the Miller era seems to be off to a fast start.
CORONA - It was the best of times and the worst of times for the Hart Indians on the road at Santiago of Corona on Friday night.
Golden Valley Grizzlies head football coach Robert Fisher was candid following his team's season-opening 34-28 victory over the Granada Hills Charter High School Highlanders at Canyon High School on Friday night.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE - Need evidence that this Canyon football defense was sick of being maligned last season?
For the previews on the rest of the Foothill League, as well as playe and coach polls, predictions, schedules and more, pick up a copy of Friday's edition of The Signal Newspaper.
Valencia does anything it can to teach its freshman class how to run a passing attack - even if it may cost the team a chance at winning every once in awhile.
Like most teams in the Foothill League, the Valencia Vikings junior varsity squad tries to replicate the somewhat-complicated schemes of its varsity counterpart as much as possible.
The proliferation of the spread offense in the Santa Clarita Valley dates back to the 1990s when Hart High School annually had one of the state's most prolific offenses.
There's still a bitter taste in the mouths of the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals this season.
Golden Valley High boys basketball nearly ended the streak.
West Ranch showed it can score, Canyon showed it can pick up a league win, and Hart further demonstrated that it might be the team to beat on Friday.
With a chance to enter the third week of Foothill League competition with a .500 record, the West Ranch Wildcats girls soccer team did what it had to to pick up a 1-0 win over Golden Valley on Friday afternoon at West Ranch high school.
If you were there at Valencia High on Friday night, then you know this isn't going out on a limb: Lewis Stallworth is the best basketball player in the Santa Clarita Valley and thus far his Hart Indians are the best team.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball team's tough preleague schedule paid off in its opening game of Heritage League play.
Bobby Kimble sometimes tells his wife Batreace that it's funny how well things worked out by naming their youngest child "Breze."
The season after football season is in full swing - the recruiting season.
If you haven't had a chance to catch the Albert Einstein Academy Rockets varsity boys basketball team this season, you are missing out on "an exciting brand of basketball where we score a lot of points," according to Einstein head coach Greg Patterson.
That coveted first Foothill League win of the season can sometimes be the toughest one.
The Valencia girls soccer team capitalized on rival Canyon's mistakes, and because of it the Vikings survived on Tuesday evening at Canyon High School.
If this is Valencia Vikings boys basketball, Foothill League favorite Hart will have its hands full on Friday.
Last year was the first indication that Valencia Vikings girls basketball might be gaining ground on the Canyon Cowboys.
The Hart Indians boys basketball team is tough to beat.
Saugus Centurions goalkeeper Noah Maynard was happy to declare his feelings after an emotional Foothill League win.
After a long, thought-out process and a long, successful high school career, Connor Wingenroth has finally decided where he'll continue his football endeavors.