To hear some tell it, Glendale High rose out of relative obscurity and, against seemingly insurmountable odds, clinched the Southern Section 3-A Division volleyball title at Marina High on Saturday, beating top-seeded Harvard, 16-14, 15-12, 15-12.
That version, romantic as it might be, isn't entirely correct, Glendale Coach Jack Trotter said.
"A lot of people are losing sight of the fact that we were the No. 1-rated team in the preseason," Trotter said. "We played inconsistently for most of the season . . . it just took a while for things to kick in."