Why fly to the South to play Auburn when you go two hours east and play Vista Murrieta?
Charter Oak coach Lou Farrar compared his team’s first-round opponent in the Inland Division playoffs to college football’s No. 1-ranked Auburn.
“Their team kinda looks a little bit like Auburn. They have a big quarterback who runs well and throws well. He’s an excellent athlete and they surround him with 98 other kids handpicked out of the 400 they have in the program.
“It gets better, they have 25 coaches, 23 of them on campus and nine of them are former head coaches. The principal is a former Pac-10 offensive lineman. But the band won’t be there because they’re away for the week competing for the national championship.”
So do Farrar’s Chargers have any shot at upsetting the division No. 2 seed?
“Hell yeah,” Farrar said. “Put the ball down and let’s go play.”
NOTE: The quarterback Farrar is referring to is Vista Murrieta senior Derrick Brown, who is 6-foot-3, 240 pounds. Obviously, the Cam Newton comparisons are warranted.
Brown has thrown for 1,087 yards and 12 TDs. He’s rushed for 495 yards and nine TDs. Those are his stats for nine games. I don’t know if the team hasn’t yet put in stats for their game last week.