February 3, 2014 |
Oak Park and St. Bonaventure are getting close to naming new football coaches. Final interviews are expected this week. Also, Long Beach Poly has been conducting interviews for its new coach and should be selecting a candidate soon. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
December 5, 2013 |
Terry Shorten, who guided Oak Park into the Northwest Division semifinals, has resigned as coach. The school will be posting a notice seeking an on-campus teacher-coach to guide the program into the Camino Real League. Eric.email@example.com
October 15, 2013 |
The No. 2- and No. 3-ranked teams in the Northwest Division collide in a Tri-Valley League showdown on Friday when Ojai Nordhoff (6-0) plays at Oak Park (6-1). The game features a battle of quarterbacks. Oak Park's Chandler Whitbord, a senior transfer from Oaks Christian who rarely played last season while sitting behind Brandon Dawkins, has flourished with his opportunity at Oak Park. He has passed for 1,682 yards and 26 touchdowns. He also has rushed for 718 yards and six touchdowns.
November 26, 2013 |
In the history of Oak Park football, there's never been an offensive trio quite like this year's group of quarterback Chandler Whitbord, running back Brandon Coppel and receiver Matt Byer. The Eagles (11-1) are in the Northwest Division semifinals, and the trio continue to roll up offensive statistics that are mindboggling. Whitbord has passed for 2,796 yards and 39 touchdowns and rushed for 1,041 yards and 11 touchdowns. Byer has caught 86 passes for 1,635 yards and 28 touchdowns.
March 2, 2014 |
If anyone is screaming, "Thank you Open Division," it's the two teams left standing in Southern Section 3A. Oak Park (20-10), which lost all five starters from last season's team and twice was routed by Oaks Christian in Tri-Valley League play this season, has made the final, along with St. Francis (19-11), which tied for fifth place in the Mission League. The division's two best teams, Chaminade and Cathedral, were put into the Open Division. It adds to the debate of whether diminishing the other divisions to create one 16-team super division makes the Southern Section playoffs better or worse.
October 27, 2013 |
Forget college football's phony BCS system. Oak Park has had its own little playoff-like run the last two weeks, knocking off a pair of unbeaten teams, Nordhoff and Bishop Diego, and now the Eagles are expected to climb to No. 1 in the Northwest Division by having earned respect on the field. The Eagles' latest triumph, 42-28 on Saturday night over Bishop Diego, leaves them at 8-1 overall and 3-0 in the Tri-Valley League. Oak Park has put together an offensive attack that can score points in large numbers behind a trio of productive players _ quarterback Chandler Whitbord, running back Brandon Coppel and receiver Matt Byer.