Defensive end Alex Hernandez leaves Damien, transfers back to Charter Oak …

Here’s one from the “say what!” file: Defensive end Alex Hernandez, who left Charter Oak after the 2010 season and transferred to Damien has now left Damien and gone back to Charter Oak for his senior season.

Hernandez had 47 tackles and five sacks last season at Damien and enters this season as one of the top defensive linemen in the area.

Aram’s take: So I guess it’s time for me to say again what I said when Hernandez left CO for Damien, but this time in reverse: Big blow for Damien. Can’t afford to lose guys in the trenches if you’re the Spartans. And of course, this is a big coup for Charter Oak, which already had what figures to be the top defense in the area when all hands are on deck, i.e. when Andrew Hauser has his eligibility restored. Combining Hernandez and Hauser is quite scary. Not to mention all the other studs CO has back on defense.