Coast Union football team is No. 2 in CIF coach’s poll

Special to The CambrianOctober 30, 2013 

Sophomore Lane Sutherland ran for 145 yards but he also made six solo tackles and an interception against Cate Saturday (Oct. 26). Here he plays against Riverdale Christian at homecoming.

MERLE BASSETT

At the start of this season, the Coast Union football team was ranked No. 6 among the top 10 eight-man football teams in Division 1 of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section.

That ranking was based in part on their lopsided 2012 losses to Cate (62-15), Thacher (52-30), and their defeat at Nuview Bridge (57-15) in their lone playoff game.

But following their impressive wins over Thacher (42-14) and Cate (55-34) this season, the 7-1 Broncos have moved up to No. 2, behind only No. 1 Mojave (7-0).

Head Coach Charlie Casale said the strategy he employs is to “work hard in practice every day” and approach each game as a “one-week season.” He stresses three concepts to his Bronco student athletes: “Play hard, play smart and play together.”

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