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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.
Canyon High freshman football head coach Alex Reinwald is a busy man. Reinwald - a linebacker for Canyon in 2002 and 2003 - is not only coaching the Cowboys' frosh team, he's also Canyon's varsity offensive coordinator. But while Reinwald's varsity offense may rely heavily on the pass, his freshmen on the other hand, may be most effective on the ground this season. The Cowboys are three deep at running back, headlined by Henry Arellano, ...
Canyon junior varsity head coach Frank Nelson has two goals for his team this season. "Our goals are to be league champions and to prepare the guys for varsity football," Nelson said. As freshmen last season, the majority of the JV team finished in third place with a 6-4 overall record at the lower level in 2012. Nelson coached the freshman last season, and how now moved up to JV with the team. "Last year ...
Come on. Really? Twins playing basically the same position? So you're going to tell us Canyon High that Israel and Liam Cabrera are now the team's starting slot receivers and safeties? Because they're twins - right? Just because they both like the same kind of music, share the same classes, look alike, sound alike, and like the same kind of foods doesn't mean you have to put them in similar roles. No, Canyon head coach ...
There will be a familiar name on the field for the Hart freshman team this season, and like his older brother, he'll be playing on both sides of the ball.
Hart High junior varsity head coach Dan Cota believes he has a quarterback and running back that could have success at the varsity level right away.
"Maniac." "Scary." "Crazy." "Nuts." "Beast." Who is Hart linebacker Garrett Updegraft? According to multiple Indians' teammates, he's all of those things. But on the football field, that's definitely not a bad thing. "Just the way he plays. He plays with such a motor," says Hart offensive and defensive lineman Blake Porter. "It's crazy, almost like he's possessed. A million miles an hour on every play. You have to be aware of him." And that's because ...
For the second straight season, Hart begins the season ranked No. 1 in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division.
The Saugus football program constantly strives for stability, and that starts at the freshman level.
Expectations will be presumably low for Saugus junior varsity football this year. At least that's based on the performance of last year's Saugus freshman team, which went 2-8. But that lack of expectation from the outside is just fine with third-year JV head coach Steve Pearson. "When we took the team, it was one of those, 'Wow, we've got our work cut out for us,'" Pearson said. "But I'm going to be honest, we found ...
Somewhere beneath the surface, this flannel wearing, truck-driving, fun-loving kid has an edge.
A complete defensive effort and a second half surge helped the Valencia Vikings football team down a competitive Santa Monica Vikings squad 42-21 on Friday night at Valencia High School.
SHERMAN OAKS - This was a Canyon Cowboys team with a lot of momentum headed into Friday night's marquee matchup against a state power.
Valencia High junior baseball player Devin Davis verbally committed to Loyola Marymount University this week, his father Darrell confirmed.
Canyon (3-0) at Notre Dame (3-1)
The Canyon High girls cross country team continued its impressive season with an upset over seven-time defending Foothill League and state champion Saugus team.
It was over almost as quickly as it began for the Valencia girls tennis team on Thursday afternoon at Golden Valley High School.
Golden Valley girls golf really is the front-runner for the Foothill League title.
Somewhere, there's a young athlete looking at Abigail Frankian and thinking, "I hope to be like her some day."
The blueprint worked to perfection for the Hart Indians girls tennis team in its Foothill League opener on Tuesday afternoon.
The biggest change in this week's CIF-Southern section Northern Division poll was a result of West Ranch's 20-9 loss to Thousand Oaks.
There's an interesting dynamic in the Foothill League this season.
Tennis doubles partners are generally pretty close - the idea being that off-the-court chemistry leads to on-the-court success.
West Ranch football went out of its way to put an emphasis on passing the ball more this year.