It has been a tough season for Los Osos High School and head coach Kevin Price.
The Grizzlies were going to find it a tough go in the competitive Baseline League this year anyway, having graduated 36 players from last season. Not to mention the addition of Chino Hills and Damien which made for even more competition than in years past.
And that was before players started getting injured. Among the first to go was quarterback Jason Crain who looked to have made great strides from last season.
Blow after blow kept coming. Perhaps the best player on the team, senior wide receiver Caleb Repp, broke his hand two weeks ago against Etiwanda. He’s a Division I player, having already committed to Utah.
Price said Thursday he has had 27 players sustain injuries that kept them out of a game. He added that 13 players were on the bench in practice Monday and 11 of those are started.
“We never have had the team we thought we were going to have in August,” Price said. “It’s unfortunate but it has been the hand we have been dealt.”
The Grizzlies play at Damien on Friday and close out the season next week at Chino Hills.