By Aram Tolegian
Covina quarterback Billy Livingston made his first start since Sept. 23 on Friday night and seemed to pick up right where he left off before he suffered a shoulder separation against Walnut. Livingston was 16 of 23 for 353 yards and four touchdowns in Covina’s 49-14 victory over Nogales. The Colts (6-1, 3-0) host San Dimas (5-1, 2-0) on Friday night at Covina District Field in the game of the year in the Valle Vista League. “Billy did a good job (last Friday),” Colts coach Darryl Thomas said. “He was a little rusty early on, but after that he was pretty good.
“I was telling you guys the whole time that if he’s healthy enough, he will play. We’re trying to protect him as much as we can, but this is football and you’re going to get hit.”
Covina got some key experience against a Wing-T team earlier this season when it played West Covina. Although San Dimas and West Covina run different variations of the wing, seeing it run already by a powerful team such as West Covina should help the Colts defense brace for what’s coming.
“San Dimas is going to do what they do,” Thomas said. “Coach (Bill) Zernickow is a very good coach. They do some things similar to West Covina. They run outside and inside. They throw out of it. The difference, I would say, is that there’s a whole lot more formations San Dimas throws at you.”