Bishop Diego Cardinals
S.B. Football Round-up
The Who, What, Where, and When of Teams and Games
Thursday, September 8, 2011
BISHOP DIEGO CARDINALS
Coach: Tom Crawford
Home Field: La Playa Stadium (SBCC)
Snapshot: There are high expectations for this team, which has a pair of prime-time seniors—quarterback Nolan Tisdale and running back Brandon Gonzalez—and a bevy of talented sophomores. They will contend for the Frontier League championship and look to go far in the CIF East Valley Division playoffs. They are ranked No. 4 in the pre-season poll.
Home Games (7:30pm, unless noted): 9/16 Mission Prep (7pm); 9/30 Fillmore; 10/14 Malibu; 11/5 Villanova Prep; 11/11 Carpinteria.
Coach: Ben Hallock.
Home Field: Carpinteria Valley Memorial Stadium
Snapshot: Pint-sized back Alex Rodriguez, (5’5”, 135 lbs.) typifies the Warriors. They are expected to be plenty scrappy, as the CIF ranks them No. 7 in the Northwest Division. Their Tri-Valley League showdown with defending champ Nordhoff will be Nov. 4 in Ojai.
Home Games (7:30pm): 9/16 Nipomo; 9/23 Santa Ynez; 9/30 Santa Clara; 10/21 Santa Paula; 10/28 Oak Park.
By Paul Wellman
DOS PUEBLOS CHARGERS
Coach: Jeff Uyesaka
Home Field: Scott O’Leary Stadium
Snapshot: The Chargers are braced to defend their Channel League championship. Senior running back Josh Bartley (1,280 yards, 14 TDs) and tight end/defensive end Isaac Gomez are among the returnees. Another is junior linebacker Nico Bornand, whose 40-yard field goal clinched the 2010 title in a 30-27 win over Ventura. The home opener against San Luis Obispo, a DP rival since they met in the 2001 CIF championship game, will be an early test.
Home Games (7pm): 9/9 San Luis Obispo; 9/16 Cabrillo; 10/6 Canyon; 10/14 Ventura; 11/10 San Marcos.
By Paul Wellman
Dale Perizzolo, San Marcos coach
Snapshot: Perizzolo, thrust into the job by the unexpected death of head coach Jeff Hesselmeyer on July 22, is upbeat about the season. He’ll be looking for leadership from the linemen, anchored by senior center Garrett Hazarian, a scholar-athlete. A new artificial turf, funded in a large part by a donation from the Warkentin family, was laid down last month in the former Valley Stadium.
Home Games (7pm): 9/23 Hueneme; 9/30 Capistrano Valley; 10/21 Santa Barbara (6pm); 11/4 Ventura.