Tomorrow night, Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 7:30 p.m. our team, Edison High School (white/green & gold) will be playing Los Alamitos. This game is a BIG one! The winner will be the Sunset League Champions & also get a 1st seed heading into playoffs. For everyone interested in watching it will be on FSN Primeticket...tune in!
My son, Elijah Herrera (#26) a sophomore, was recently thrust into the position of running back. He played this position his whole life, however once he entered H.S. switched over to wide receiver. After playing mostly JV linebacker & a little bit of wide receiver, they put him in to run the ball when we were killing Marina & realized they had a diamond in the rough. The next JV game against Huntington Beach High, he played the whole game at running back & was incredible.
So there you have it, the following game they called him up to Varsity. He rotated in a few plays, got some yards & was just happy to get the opportunity after being mostly a JV defensive player. Then we had our HUGE rival game against Fountain Valley (aka "The Battle for the Bell"). He started in that game, gained 72 yards rushing on 12 carries & scored his very first Varsity touchdown. It's been an amazing season for a kid who played 2 games at JV running back & then gets the opportunity to be on varsity!
It will definitely be a tough game for us, and yes we are going in as underdogs (we're ranked 9th & they're ranked 6th), but Coach White & his Chargers have been in this situation before, don't count Edison out. With Dave White's coaching experience and several talented players, which include the highly recruited, defensive end, Charles Burks (USC commit) & junior, Chase Favreau, a double threat at quarterback, and Troy Baljeu (wide receiver), on the field, Edison has all the tools to pull off the upset. There is also bigger implications in the whole playoff scheme of things.
For those of you who don't know, a 1st seed position sets you up to go farther in playoffs by pairing your first game up with an easier opponent. The loser of this game will then take a 2nd seed position, matching them up with the likes of Servite or Mater Dei in the 1st round=tougher road to the top.
Tune in & cheer for my son (#26) & the Chargers.