VENTURA - Saugus could not contain the green and gold Seraphs of St. Bonaventure as the Centurions fell 35-8 on the road in the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs Friday night.
After the sound of the horn, Saugus football lined at up at the end zone to perform its postgame warm-up for the last time.
Exactly how long is the road to a CIF championship? For Cardinal head coach Garrick Moss, the road began in 2002. It was that year that he, along with coordinators John Stone and John Sanna, began building a football legacy at Santa Clarita Christian.
Ownership has its privileges.
Because of ownership, Faith Baptist football could call itself the class of Southern California 8-Man football.
Maybe it's because it was their third game in four nights. Maybe it's because El Camino is really good.
Put this one down in the record books.
After Canyon High receiver Chris Rivas had more than 200 receiving yards prior to the horn sounding at the half, it was record watch from that point on.
Valencia came up with its second shutout of the season Friday, in a 42-0 rout of Hueneme.
The Vikings went on the road to Oxnard to improve to 3-1 on the season.
A 6-5 receiver is tough to defend at the National Football League level, much less in high school.
Three games into their season, many questions remained unanswered for the Hart Indians.
Friday night against Claremont, Hart (2-2) went to the wire to prove they have what it takes to remain competitive in the Foothill League with a 14-7 victory.
To say Saugus is facing a tough challenge this week would be an understatement.
For the most part, Valencia's performance against Burroughs bore little resemblance to its opening-game dominance.
Two down, one to go.
When Rich Bahr got the call he was going to be the head coach for Saugus' junior varsity football team in 2005, he immediately went into recruitment mode.
One night after surviving a physical battle against Taft, the Saugus girls basketball team found much less resistance from Nordhoff.
With Valencia's top two singles players battling the flu, Valencia struggled for a while but held on to beat Hart on Thursday, 11-7.
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.
West Ranch didn't expect to see its season end so early.