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Calhoun's final take on Week 1
Nothing like waking up on a Saturday after a 40-game Friday night. It was another wild one, but we all survived.
We’re done with August and I covered four games in two weeks. That’s how you know it is going to be a long year. Four games in August and September just started today? I’m going to need a midseason vacation.
Stay tuned to see if I can get it.
And now, onto Week 1.
Kids … what are we going to do with them?
My nephew goes to Paramount. Just started freshman year. I texted him last night to see if he was at the Paramount-Los Alamitos game. His response: No, are you? Me: No. His response: Oh well … I’m at the movies.
What? He has no school spirit.
Wild night at Tustin High
Foothill goes up 21-7 against the Tustin in the first half and everybody is thinking, how will the Tillers come back without a passing game?
I know you were thinking it.
The answer: turnovers.
Foothill committed four second-half turnovers to give Tustin life, and with that life the Tillers went into serious ground n ’punish mode. Terence Martinez goes for 183. DaVonte Young goes for 181 to lead the way.
If you get Tustin down, you better finish them off.
The Knights probably went to bed and woke up this morning thinking they let one get away (they did), but in the long run, I wouldn’t want to face Foothill.
This team, led by Jack Gilchrist at QB, will be a problem for the rest of the Century League and the Southwest Division. The Moss twins are the truth. Okereke gives them a big threat over the middle, and Sean Pihl runs it strong.
Foothill is definitely a team to watch this season.
The W is all that counts
Western has scored just 16 points in the first two games. However, the only numbers that really counts for the Pioneers: 2-0.
That’s right, Western is off to a 2-0 start after Friday’s 6-2 victory over Katella.
In the opener, Western defeated Costa Mesa, 10-0.
Next week another test as defending Southern Division champ Corona del Mar comes to town. Looking at the Western schedule, the Pioneers should be at least 3-1 going into league.
Three other results that that caught my eye this week: La Mirada taking it to La Habra, El Modena, 11-9, over Cypress and Laguna Hills defeating Corona del Mar, 21-12.
We will see some changes …
In the Southwest Division rankings, if they’re released this week. (Not sure because of the Labor Day holiday).
Anyway, No. 5 La Habra, No. 6 Foothill, No. 7 Cypress, No. 8 Newport Harbor and No. 10 Valencia all lost this week.
Who gets the bump? Who makes the jump?
Also, the Southern Division will have a new look … or at least it should. Nos. 1 and 2, Corona del Mar and Beckman, both lost. Segerstrom (No. 3) should get the boost to No. 1.
That’s it for this week. See you at a stadium near you.
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