|Edison Team Captains: Derek Baljou, Alek Torgersen, Elijah Herrera, and Garrett Garcia|
Last week Edison played Garfield for their first game. Edison won 24-0, but had a slow start offensively. They were able to find their rhythm in the second half. I was very impressed with the solid performance of the defense and of course my son, Elijah Herrera (OLB/RB). He's a 3 year starter and received All League Honors last year at both running back and outside linebacker. He's worked so hard as a two way starter and special teams. Last year he broke a 43 year old school record for the longest kickoff return for a touchdown- 99 yards. During last weeks game he received a break and played mainly defense, but he's been working hard all summer and is definitely ready to go both ways again this year.
He's been receiving some interest from University of Colorado Buffaloes, University of Miami, University of San Diego, University of Montana as well as contact with San Diego State, Harvard and Brown. He's looking to definitely have a breakout year and hopefully receive a scholarship.
Edison is coming off of a win last week and had a great summer where they won their passing tournament, "Battle at the Beach" going undefeated and beating Mater Dei in the final game. Across town on the same day their lineman won the Santa Margarita Lineman Competition. Edison is stacked with one of the biggest and most agile lines they've had in years. Alek Torgersen is a talented and smart quarterback with an incredible arm; add to that two speedy, skilled running backs, Elijah Herrera and Marquis Ross and you have a very balanced offense this year. The quick and experienced group of line backers will add to the strength of this years team. So, as Edison prepares to play Villa Park for the very first time, which is the, "Game of the Week," OC Varsity stopped by Edison and interviewed Elijah.
It should be a great match up and give us a look into the teams in our new CIF Southwest playoff division this year. So stay tuned...kickoff is Thursday @ Huntington Beach High School, 7:00 p.m.