What can we say of North Hollywood's home opener against powerful Notre Dame High on Friday night?
Well, they've installed some nice, new lights at the field. Which is significant, considering that the dim, yellow lighting in the past made it difficult to read a game program, much less a pass pattern.
And about the game itself?
Hey, those lights are \o7 really \f7 nice.
Unfortunately for the Huskies, though, the lights exposed to all present an outmanned and overmatched North Hollywood team that, try as it might, could do little in a 28-0 loss to Notre Dame.
And try the Huskies did, outhitting the Knights at every turn with an aggressive, angry defense.
Alas, such defensive emotion translated into little offensively as North Hollywood (0-2) finished the evening still scoreless in 1989.
Notre Dame (3-0), meanwhile, was resting its starters by the fourth quarter. They were not, however, resting on any laurels.
"We played lackluster," Notre Dame Coach Kevin Rooney said. "But North Hollywood played us tough. They hit hard."
Having that relayed to him, Husky Coach Fred Grimes sadly pointed at the scoreboard. But that's just the coach in him.
The Huskies just flat couldn't match up with the bigger, more skilled Knights--especially tailback Errol Small, who rushed for 108 yards in 21 carries, and quarterback Greg Andrachick, who completed six of 12 for 128 yards.
Despite North Hollywood's efforts to concentrate on Small, the senior tailback was able to run for three first-half touchdowns on runs of three, two and six yards.
Two Notre Dame turnovers near the end zone--Husky defensive back Larawn Moore intercepted a pass at the 13-yard line and recovered a fumble at the 17-yard line--allowed North Hollywood to trail only 21-0 at halftime.
Andrachick hit Kirk Miller with a 57-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to close out the scoring.