The trophy for Friday’s rivalry game between Etiwanda and Summit.
It was a tough debut for Etiwanda football coach Kevin Davis.
The Eagles were completely throttled by a quality Norco team 66-13. The good news is that’s only one game and Davis thinks his team will learn from its mistakes which were many.
The Eagles need to regroup in a hurry though. Looming on Friday is the “Fight for 15” rivalry game against Summit at Miller High School.
Davis is still optimistic though.
“The good thing is that there was no finer-pointing. Everyone took ownership for their own mistakes. In the past there might have been some of that and bickering on the sidelines. But everyone came in the next day on time and ready to go.”
Davis says his team went in confident but not necessarily overconfident or cocky.
It was just a matter of things steamrolling out of control. There were seven turnovers, beginning with the opening kickoff.
Davis is also glad to have a game in hand to iron out the problem spots where as Summit was idle last week.
“Having one last week will probably help us more than not having one will hurt them,” he said.
With Summit boasting several Division I players, most notably RB Stephen Carr, a USC commit, and DB Damian Alloway, the Eagles will again have their hands full. Their showing this week will be a great indicator as to whether this team can live up to expectations or it will be like those in the past who have underachieved.