The battle for bragging rights along Victory Boulevard between neighborhood rivals Reseda and Birmingham highs was won by the favored team--Reseda--but whether the Regents brag about the victory along Victory remains to be seen.
Reseda plodded to a 14-10 victory over Birmingham, a team some thought shouldn't have been on the same field as the Regents.
"Reseda has as much talent as Granada Hills," Birmingham co-Coach Tom Richards said before the game, adding that Reseda, the defending City Section 2-A champion, was going to make it a long night for his Braves.
Instead, the Braves made it difficult for Reseda.
Reseda Coach Joel Schaeffer promised that his team's game plan would be no different than normal, but instead of grinding out rushing yardage, Reseda opened the game by putting the ball in the air.