Saugus football is set for a second date in the semifinals.
Centurions senior quarterback Desi Rodriguez did it all on Friday night at Cougar Stadium leading Saugus to a 35-28 win over Thousand Oaks in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division Northern Division playoffs.
A high-powered offense was not quite enough for West Ranch on Friday, in a 41-31 loss at Beverly Hills High School.
Wildcat quarterback Jake Bernards passed for 348 yards and two touchdowns as WRHS fell to 1-2 this season.
Penalties, turnovers and a trick play sealed Canyon's doom on Friday night as the team dropped a 35-24 decision to Thousand Oaks on the road.
The loss evens Canyon's season record at 2-2.
Golden Valley's defense recovered three fumbles and intercepted two passes in Friday night's game at Harry Welch Stadium on the Canyon High campus.
Normally, that leads to a victory for most high school football teams, but not this time.
Attention Foothill League, there's a new Vereen in town.
Hart's Spencer Souza tried to do it all himself.
Unfortunately, he was outshined by Westlake's backup quarterback, as the Indians lost to the Warriors, 42-20, in a non-league game Friday at Thousand Oaks.
Offense was abundant in the first quarter of Saugus' matchup with Alemany, but a lackluster second half and controversy proved to be just what the Warriors needed on Friday night.
One of the most decorated cross country teams in California will attempt to win its third straight CIF State Cross Country championship.
It will do so with four returning three-milers and one strong new addition.
It was the perfect way to start the season.
On the first play of their first game, senior quarterback Dominick Solley hit junior wide receiver Zach Tartabull for a 57-yard gain.
Things are starting to look familiar for Valencia.
Preparations for the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division quarterfinals are under way.
Saugus head coach Jason Bornn never doubted his team could duplicate its success from last season.
Although others did.
Saugus (2-0) vs. Alemany (2-0) at COC
For the Golden Valley boys cross country team becoming the first team in school history to reach any state competition did not begin Saturday in the CIF-Southern Section Division III Cross Country Finals, where they finished as the seventh and final qualifying team.
Santa Clarita Christian's 8-man football team was supposed to lose to Avalon on Nov. 22.
The Santa Clarita Valley prides itself on its standard of excellence in high school sports.
Hart boys basketball head coach Tom Kelly has a talented squad in Newhall this year, and it can run.
Hart came agonizingly close to walking away from its own Hart Soccer Showcase tournament on Monday afternoon with the championship trophy.
When Valencia Vikings head coach Sean O'Connell got his hands on the Hart Soccer Showcase first-place trophy, he knew exactly where to go with it - straight to team captain Sammy Simon.
Guards Myles Franklin and Lewis Stallworth gave the Hart Indians boys basketball team a needed spark on Saturday night in the semifinals of the Hart Holiday Classic at Hart High.
Foothill League play is still more than two weeks away, but the two teams most expect to vie for the league title - Valencia and Hart - will get an early look at each other in Monday's Hart Soccer Showcase tournament final.
The promising start to the season for Golden Valley boys soccer took a wrong turn on Saturday, but there are still encouraging signs for this up-and-coming team.
The Valencia Vikings girls soccer team was thoroughly frustrated by the Knight High Hawks' offside trap in the first half of its Hart Soccer Showcase pool play match on Friday at The Master's College's Reese Field.
The Hart Indians boys soccer team saved its best for first on Friday morning at The Master's College, and there was little the Saugus Centurions could do about it.
Sometimes box scores can be misleading.
After multiple years working at various positions at The Signal, I officially left the paper in October. Still, the excitement and passion I have for Santa Clarita Valley sports remains, and I have continued to work for the paper on a freelance basis
Forget the Oscars and the Emmys. We at The Signal are going to provide you with the best year-end awards of them all with The Siggies, which will cover the best of Santa Clarita Valley sports in 2013.
This coming year will mark my 10th year covering sports for The Signal so I've seen a lot of history.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball team was wildly successful a season ago, and it's finding out just how hard it is to replicate that success to begin the 2013-14 season.
Meet Trinity Classical Academy sophomore Andrew Pabalan.