(CBS/Rahshaun Haylock) — This is the fifth year of the State Bowl Championships. The lone constant has been De La Salle.
The Spartans have made the trip to Carson every year to compete in a State Bowl. The school just behind the De La Salle in appearances is Corona Centennial. Friday, the Huskies will be making their third appearance in the State Bowl Championships. It is also the third appearance in the last four years for head coach Matt Logan’s group.
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One difference for the Huskies this time is this will be the first time they play in a state championship against an opponent not named De La Salle. The Huskies lost the Division I game to the Spartans in 2007. The following year Corona Centennial won the rematch.
The Huskies are continuing to cement their place as one of the top programs in the nation.
There is no doubt that whenever you think about the Huskies you must think about championships. Last week they beat Vista Murrieta for the sixth CIF Section title in 14 years under Logan. The expectations are there year after year. Take last year for example, Logan guided a young team to a 10-win season and the Inland Division semifinals –and everyone asked what’s wrong with the Huskies?
This year there are no such questions, as Centennial (14-0) is back in contention for a state title and looking for their second undefeated season in the last three years. Much like its more seasoned counterparts, high school football is also a land of copycats. Logan is the cat being copied. Coaches are seeking him for insight to his no-huddle spread.
From teams like Sunny Hills in Fullerton to even closer to this weekend’s festivities, Madison, the south representative in Division III, will be running a variation of the spread they learned from the Corona Centennial staff.
The signal caller, and lone signal caller for the 2010 Huskies is senior, Michael Eubank. After splitting time at quarterback last season, Eubank is running the show himself this season and is being mentioned as a Player of the Year candidate. Eubank’s stock has risen tremendously during this season.
He went from having just one offer, from Northern Colorado, before the season started to now garnering attention from BCS Conference schools. Logan says “his growth is unbelievable,” and continued “I’ve never had a player develop more than he has at the quarterback position.”
All eyes will be on Eubank when the Huskies take on Palo Alto (13-0) Friday night for the Division I State Bowl Championship. The Vikings are making their first appearance since losing in the inaugural Division II Bowl Game in 2006.