By Aram Tolegian
Bonita has headed south since its season-opening rout of San Dimas in the Smudgepot.
The Bearcats have suffered through injuries and errors that have led to losses to Claremont and La Serna, both of whom are undefeated. The combined final margin of defeat in those games was four points. “We’ve been doing suicide by Bearcat,” Bonita coach Eric Podley said. “It means we’re hurting ourselves with mistakes, fumbles, turnovers … we’re doing it to ourselves. La Serna had 14 points as a result of our fumbling. We missed an extra point and a field goal.”
The missed kicks aren’t something one would expect, but Bonita has been without All-Area kicker Brandt Davis for the past two weeks with a quad injury.
Quarterback Tanner Diebold also missed a start against Claremont but will be back under center Friday when the Bearcats host Marshall of Los Angeles.
“This week, we need to not make mistakes,” Podley said. “I don’t know if it’s critical, but it would sure be nice to win this week. We need to get our mojo back.”