As Week 1 of the prep football season commences, I’m reminded of that great David Bowie and Queen rendition and which area teams head toward Friday Under Pressure.
The Chiefs open up on the road Friday against Warren. While there has been no doubt about Santa Fe’s dominance in the Del Rio League this decade, can coach Jack Mahlstede and the Chiefs thrive after losing several seniors?
Coach Jack Mahlstede
The feeling from several returning Condors at last week’s practice is that their victory over Santa Fe (which was forfeited later) was legitimate. With Drew Harris, one the Del Rio League’s flashiest players returning at QB, can the Condors edge the Chiefs? The Condors’ 2007 quest begins at home against a tough Rowland squad.
Drew Harris hands off at practice.
The Esteban Camarillo era is over. Without a healthy Nick Camarillo for at least half a season, the Heralds are looking forward to showing that they can not only pass the ball, but win doing so.
Whittier Christian wide receiver Kyle Clark catches a pass during football practice at Whittier Christian High School in La Habra on Wednesday August 22, 2007.
A lot of fuss swirled around the arrival of the Jordans, Joey and Rudy. With championship experience comes higher expectations. It will be interesting to see how new coach Margarito Beltran will do filling in for Ken LaVigne.
Rudy Jordan takes a handoff at a recent practice.
The unlucky number has reached 13. Having lost 13 straight games, the Dons’ best chance to win may come this week against host Cerritos and new coach Dusan Ancich. What better way for new coach Gene Parsons to show the community that his team is for real then to start off with a win.
Josh Perea, left, and Javier Hernandez, QB’s, for El Rancho High School, throw passes during practice.
Who else has something to prove?