Orange County, CA – There is a split of competition between the Southern and City Sections when it comes to football. Although there is a lot of attention when it comes to those that play in the Trinity League, there are still some top notch school in Los Angeles that have shown their fire power. Narbonne (2-1) is definitely one of them. Year in and year out, the Gauchos have beefed up their schedule to show their worth to prepare for league play, and this season is no different when it comes to stacking up their opponents.
Arguably their toughest schedule of their career, they opened the season with a strong outing over Buchanan from Clovis. When they returned to SoCal, they found Lone Peak from Utah, coming in as defending state champions a season ago. While Narbonne tried to keep up, from all sides the Knights ran over the Gauchos. It then became a learning lesson for quarterback Jake Garcia and company, dismantling up and coming St. Paul
While Narbonne is trying to get back on track, it’s been their defense that has proven their worth. In their two wins this season they have only allowed 26 points, which has been a developing strong suit.
Orange Lutheran (2-1) is in a similar boat. However, the worry is trying to stack their own schedule so that they can be ready for that competitive Trinity League. The Lancers did bounce back after struggling against Corona Centennial with an impressive win over Edison last week. All run with Sophomore quarterback Logan Gonzalez, all he needed was 14 of 26 passing.
Defense is on the horizon for both teams, but this could be the bigger test for the Gauchos, getting ready to face off a Trinity League foe.
With kickoff at 7PM, those that can’t make the game can see the game on the NFHS Network.