La Habra football coach Frank Mazzotta tabbed Cole Wolterman to start at quarterback for Friday’s season opener against El Dorado at Valencia High School.
The senior had been the odds-on favorite to replace Cody Clements, now at Washington State. The decision was somewhat cloudy after La Habra accepted the transfer of Orange Lutheran’s Clark Livingston, who was denied eligibility by the CIF-Southern Section office on Tuesday.
“Cole is our quarterback,” Mazzotta said. “It’s whole body of work, from Feb. 1 to this summer.”
The Highlanders begin the season ranked No. 1 in the area and in CIF-SS Southwest Division.