Charter Oak beat Claremont in an all-Sierra League final to win the Claremont Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
The Chargers have lost just one tournament game this summer, against Hart in the Under Armor Tournament.
“Our goal was to get better and compete,” Charter Oak offensive coordinator Dominic Farrar said. “Ultimately, at the end of the day, what we used this opportunity for was competition and evaluation.
“No one remembers what you did in July and ultimately for us it doesn’t matter what we’ve done in July as long as we continue to develop our identity.”
Farrar singled out big performances by receivers Aaren Vaughns, Brice Bobo and Brian McIntyre, and defensive back Donavin Washington. Coaches also praised the linebacker corps.
Quarterbacks Kory Brown and Ross Barrera split time on Saturday and remain locked in a battle that’s still too close to call.
The Chargers beat La Serna to reach the finals. Claremont beat Crescenta Valley.
Bishop Amat, which also participated in the tournament, did not advance out of pool play and was in the consolation bracket.
Aram’s take: Pretty scary sign for the Chargers to get a tournament championship under their belts. It’s well known how good Charter Oak’s defense is going to be. But if this team has an offense, too, WOW! Good showing from Claremont, too. Don’t forget, the ‘Pack have some solid experience back on offense. About Amat, I know it’s only passing league, but this wasn’t the strongest field from top to bottom and for the Lancers to not advance to the championship bracket is very disappointing.