Football: First game between Loyola and Harvard-Westlake since 1932
Los Angeles Loyola and Studio City Harvard-Westlake haven't met in a high school football game since 1932, so the game between the two schools on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Los Angeles Valley College adds a little intrigue to the season opener. It's also going to be broadcast by Time Warner Cable on Channel 101 at midnight.
This game will be all about which defense can come through.
Loyola is going to run the ball again and again, daring the Wolverines to stop them. Wyatt Bradford, Cameron Walker and Nico Evans are the running backs excited about running behind a highly regarded Loyola offensive line.
Harvard-Westlake, under first-year Coach Scot Ruggles, has a no-huddle offensive attack that thrives on the passing game. It's all about tempo, getting off plays quickly and executing. The Wolverines' quarterback, Chad Kanoff, a Vanderbilt commit, is one of the best in Southern California.
The question is will the Cubs' running attack keep the Wolverines' offense off the field much of the night?
If the game is close and Harvard-Westlake has the ball at the end, beware.
-- Eric Sondheimer