MISSION HILLS - Newhall resident Vernon Adams said he was a bit nervous for his first varsity start for Bishop Alemany High School.
OXNARD - West Ranch head football coach Sean O'Brien quickly blurted out one word in reference to his team's heart-breaking loss.
Hart football looked like its dominant self in the second half of Friday's season opener against El Camino Real.
Hart head football coach Mike Herrington called last season the worst of his coaching career.
At 5-6, the Indians gave up 297 points and still advanced to playoffs, but were ousted in the first round by Atascadero 34-21.
Hart football has a long history of strong quarterbacks and linebackers.
According to freshman team head coach Dan Cota, there are even more on the way.
Every year, coaches are tasked with finding the best way to utilize the talent on the their teams.
For Hart first-year junior varsity head coach Greg Sisneros, that process begins with developing leadership and unity.
Attention doesn't suit Canyon lineman Shane Moniz.
Canyon's freshman football team had a lot of success a season ago, and this year's team might be even better.
Fresh off a Foothill League title last season, the Canyon junior varsity football team has enough talent to contend for another championship this fall.
When the Golden Valley varsity football team hired Andy Campbell to be its head coach in March, so did the junior varsity and freshman teams.
Golden Valley freshman team head coach Mike Edwards did not beat around the bush.
At some point or another, everyone has to overcome hurdles.
Saugus wide receiver/defensive back Manny Padron is OK with opening up.
There are not that many kids on the Saugus junior varsity football team, but most of them have familiar names.
One of the major goals within the Saugus football program is to decrease the amount of turnover from the freshman team.
The Valencia Vikings might have been overlooked heading into the Foothill League season, but the two-time defending champion West Ranch Wildcats weren't going to do any overlooking of their own on Tuesday afternoon at West Ranch High School.
Hart High graduate and former The Master's College star Jerry Owens was suspended for 50 games last week from the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol for violating the league's drug policy.
It's not entirely uncommon for a club swimmer to see their high school team as something secondary; a break from the grind of a club season, but ultimately just that - a break.
Can you consider one nonwinning year a drought?
Canyon High senior Cole Mears has always considered himself a utility player.
From the start, this season was about two teams: West Ranch and Saugus.
For track and field coaches, it's always a balancing act between worrying about winning team competitions and figuring out how to keep their best athletes ready for the end of the season.
Different park. Same result.
Hart High junior pitcher Paul Richan said he was thinking about Friday's game against surging Valencia for two days.
It doesn't happen very often in Foothill League play, but you can bet that when A.J. West and Jake Bird come in to pitch for West Ranch in the same game, it's a close one.