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.”