SCCS 3, Lucerne Valley 2
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.
In the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IV playoffs, the West Ranch Wildcats boys soccer team ran into an offensive buzz saw.
Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball couldn't wait to get its playoff run started.
For the first nine minutes of the game, Hart boys soccer was on fire.
The first playoff experience for Albert Einstein Academy girls basketball was quick and straight forward.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights girls basketball team's first venture into the postseason was a building block.
It was like a mixed martial arts match where Valencia kept getting pounded but the referee wouldn't stop the fight.
The New Covenant Academy of Los Angeles Huskies didn't know much about Trinity Classical Academy before Wednesday Night.
Even if no one can quite explain how it happened, no one on the West Ranch girls soccer team is going to complain about the Wildcats' first postseason victory in program history.
Here's a dare.
Culver City boys soccer kept coming for Saugus on Tuesday, and in the end, the Ocean League's third-place team passed the Centurions.
Oddly enough, it was a goal against that finally sparked West Ranch boys soccer on Tuesday.
With Monday afternoon's revealing of the CIF-Southern Section soccer playoffs, the winter playoff slate is set.
The CIF-Southern Section released the boys and girls prep basketball playoff draws on Sunday afternoon, and plenty of Santa Clarita Valley teams are scattered across various postseason brackets.
Year in and year out, Foothill League boys basketball is a gauntlet.
The West Ranch girls soccer team knew it had a problem.