It's as if they couldn't wait any longer.
Thus, whoever was in charge of the sound system at Cougar Stadium Friday night cued Freddie Mercury three seconds too early.
In last week's loss to Littlerock, Golden Valley's offense was inoffensive.
Riding the arm of junior quarterback Jake Bernards, as well as the legs of RB Ross Bacon, the West Ranch Wildcats got the 2008 gridiron campaign off on the right foot with a 42-26 vicotry on the road against Lancaster Friday night.
In one of the night's biggest stunners, Palmdale knocked off the Hart Indians, 29-6. With the score tied at 6, the Falcons outscored Hart 23-0 in the second half.
Thousand Oaks stunned Valencia 23-14 in its home opener at Paul Priesz Stadium.
Saugus High School's Ryan Zirbel and Desi Rodriguez made enough moves to fill a dance card Friday night at Cougar Stadium on the College of the Canyons campus.
GRANADA HILLS - It took all of 54 seconds to get Canyon on the scoreboard. It didn't take much longer for the game to get out of hand.
The Canyon freshman football team defeated Saugus Thursday 36-14.
The win gives Canyon a 4-1 record in the Foothill League and a claim of the championship.
In Friday's edition of The Signal's sports page, a headline read "Viking frosh perfect."
The headline was anything but perfect as Valencia's freshman football team had two ties in Foothill League play.
Catch, run and return.
Hart running back Demitri Diamond performed what seemed to be football's version of the cycle.
West Ranch quarterback Jake Bernards hit the ground, hardly even looking at the play.
Flat on his back, hands grasping his facemask, he slowly picked himself up as Valencia celebrated its interception.
The Saugus football team has always played the role of David in a league of Goliaths.
One down, four to go.
The promising Hart girls golf team failed to advance to the CIF State Championship Thursday - and it's not a big deal.
At this point, making it to the postseason is a long shot for Canyon.
All that stood between Hart Indians boys basketball and the Foothill League's first undefeated run since Valentine's Day, 1997, were the Canyon Cowboys and 23 seconds.
If there's a team that knows a lot about fortunes changing quickly, it's Hart girls soccer.
For the second season in a row, Valencia and Canyon girls basketball are sharing.
PACIFIC PALISADES - An aspiring golfer growing up in Southern California may see the Northern Trust Open in the same light as a young baseball player watching a game in Dodger Stadium for the first time.
Somehow, after five drama-filled chaotic weeks, we have arrived at the conclusion of another Foothill League winter season.
The Canyon High Cowboys entered Tuesday night's game as favorites over Saugus.
The seniors for the West Ranch Wildcats basketball team made their senior night one to remember.
The Valencia girls basketball team took a beating on Friday against Canyon and took some late hits from Hart on Tuesday, as the game got physical late.
When Hart girls soccer player Sophie Cortes retrieved the ball for teammate Destinney Duron, she gave her a look.
Across the past three years, the Hart High boys soccer team could easily be considered the Foothill League's best team never to win a league title.
Things weren't always this rosy at Hart High School.
The Hart Indians baseball program will hold its annual alumni game this Saturday, and as part of the festivities will induct its latest class to the Hart Baseball Wall of Fame.
Niko Nuyda was there when Canyon soccer was a powerhouse in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Quietly, one of the best rivalries in Santa Clarita Valley sports has been building up for years.
Fair and even competition brings out the best in everyone, but it's taken for granted how hard it is to plan accordingly at the high school level.