With the Foothill league season fast approaching three teams had another chance for one last tune up before starting the difficult conference schedule.
Valencia vs. National Ranked #18 Centennial Corona
The Vikings came into the game against the number #18 ranked team in the nation, Centennial Corona, with little expectations of winning.
Centennial dropped 21 points on the Vikings before the midway point of the first quarter showcasing their well balanced offense.
The Vikings defense struggled allowing 490 yards in the first half alone to the powerhouse out of Corona.
The Vikings did have some encouraging things happen in the game, including a 320 yard, 22-29 passing game by junior quarterback Cole Parkinson.
In all, the game was a route as the Huskies dropped 72 points on the Vikings, the most Valencia has allowed in its 20 year history, in a 72-42 Huskies victory
Saugus vs Camarillo
The Centurions fell short in their bid for their second victory of the season on a blocked last second field goal.
Saugus played without their starting quarterback Chris Hamilton and were forced to rely on place kicker and back-up quarterback Louis Eusebi.
Eusebi did a phenomenal job filling in for Hamilton, posting 299 total yards (178 rushing and two TD’s on 20 carries, 121 yards and two TD’s on 10-19 passing).
The Centurions just could not find enough stops or offense to beat the Scorpions, dropping to 1-4 on the season.
Golden Valley vs Chatsworth Charter
Golden Valley was able to grind out a win on the ground, 29-24 over Chatsworth Charter school at Canyon’s Harry Welch Stadium.
The Grizzlies Shane Tamura ran for 136 yards and a touchdown in what proved to be a well fought affair by both teams.
The teams were even early as they traded touchdowns before Golden Valley broke out to a 26-17 lead.
Chatsworth did have a final chance to take the lead when trailing by five with under two minutes remaining. However, the Grizzlies defense stood tall, forcing a turnover by knocking the ball out of David Valladares’ hands to secure their third victory of the season.