Calhoun's final take on Week 0
Just like that, the high school football season has arrived to take over my Thursday and Friday nights. I want my summer break back.
Here are some nuggets from the first week of the regular season … or is it the zero week of the regular season. Also, can we stop calling this week zero?
Now, my final take on the week that was …
I hope Trabuco Hills coach Scott Orloff got his donuts Saturday morning.
Things that impressed me
Buena Park – The Coyotes have a lot of speed and three game-changers (Boston, Williams and Hawkins).
Trabuco Hills’ Spencer Herson – Herson caught a big TD in the first half against Dana Hills and had two sacks on D. Orloff said he’s expecting big things from Herson.
Canyon – The Comanches win their first game of the year after going winless last season.
Foothill – The Knights open the season with the 28-14 victory over Fountain Valley. The Century League should be fun all season.
Bishop Amat – Hey, I covered last year’s Servite-Bishop Amat game. All you need to know about last year is that they played with a running clock in the fourth quarter. Talk about a motivational speech.
Orange Lutheran and the option – Yup. The Lancers had a successful debut under new coach Chuck Petersen and the new option look. The Lancers rushed for 407 yards, led by Tavi Jimmerson who had 131 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns.
There were so many impressive performances, what impressed you?
Season started. School? Not yet
The regular season is under way, but school … not so fast my friend.
If I ruled the football world, one of my first changes would be: No games played before the start of school. Now, you can practice before school starts, but no games.
More changes (I would rule with an iron fist):
• No games in August.
• If you schedule an opponent that everybody knows you will crush, then you will be punished a league loss. I’ve taken a look at some nonleague schedules and let’s just say under my new rule, some teams should just focus on their winter sports now.
• If a team leads by 30 at halftime, the game is over. You’re not catching up. We all know it. Go home.
That’s all I have for now. Stay tuned, this revolution may not be televised, but it will be posted on this blog.
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