Late addition gives Arroyo Valley momentum

Arroyo Valley football coach Marcus Soward was feeling pretty high on his team’s chances a couple of weeks now. After star quarterback Michael Yearwood returned earlier this week, he’s ecstatic.

“We are really excited to have Michael back,” Soward said. “I thought we had a good team without him but when you can bring a guy like him back, it just opens up a lot of doors.”

It’s hard to blame Soward for being giddy. Yearwood was a force for Arroyo Valley last year as a junior transfer from Los Angeles University High School, passing for 2,306 yards and 20 touchdowns while running for another 1,127 yards and 16 scores. He transferred back to University in the spring to help attend to an ailing grandmother in Los Angeles before coming back.
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