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Football: A Workman-like effort for Edison?

December 7, 2009 | 11:34 pm

Edison is bidding to finish unbeaten for the first time since 1980, when the Chargers won the Big Five title and went 14-0 under Coach Bill Workman. Edison could one-up those Chagers, finishing 15-0 with a victory over Servite on Saturday in the Pac-5 Division championship and another triumph in a state championship bowl game.

Workman, now retired, is expected to attend the Pac-5 title game at Angel Stadium. Workman coached the Chargers during current Coach Dave White's senior season at Edison and the pair later coached together. They have also traveled to Boise, Idaho, to watch White's son Hunter play for Boise State.

An undefeated season would be quite a feat considering Edison's schedule. The Chargers would have two victories over Servite and one each over Mater Dei, Lakewood and a powerhouse from Northern California in the bowl game.

"It's always special to go undefeated, especially playing the teams we play in preseason, our league and the division we're in," White said. "It's almost impossible to do that. It would be an honor and very special."

White said he didn't care which bowl game the Chargers played in should they beat Servite, but it's hard to imagine Edison being selected for anything but the open division game considering its schedule.

--Ben Bolch