It's looking like the San Gabriel Valley Tribune football player of the year is a three-horse race. Who you like with semis/finals left?
— Fred J. Robledo (@SGVNSports) November 23, 2016
Also, read this morning’s story on the Man of Casteel: Legendary Charter Oak High School football coach Lou Farrar wasn’t mincing words following last Friday’s win over Downey when he said that Chargers all-purpose standout Brian Casteel may be the best athlete he’s ever coached.
For Farrar, a 48-year veteran head coach, to make such a lofty statement after having coached talents like Jason David, Steve Stevenson, Adam Muema, Chris Allen, Will Harris and many more, was really say something. And the praise wasn’t lost on Casteel, who is as much a Charter Oak football historian as he is a player.
“I was surprised,” Casteel said. “But it was a blessing to be compared to all the guys who have come through here.”