June 15, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Saddleback football team expected to resume play this week against Calvary Chapel

Saddleback receiver Amos Alas celebrates with his teammates after making a reception at the 1-yard line in a game vs. Godinez. (Photo: Fernando M. Donado, For OC Sports Zone).

Saddleback High School’s football team is expected to be back in action Thursday night when it faces Calvary Chapel in an Orange Coast League game at Segerstrom.

Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.

It’s a home game for Calvary Chapel, which is coming off a 50-0 victory over Costa Mesa Friday night. Quarterback Matt Peters threw five touchdown passes to lead the Eagles (3-2, 1-0).

Saddleback (0-4, 0-1) had only 19 players available for its game last week with Orange, so the Roadrunners (0-4 overall) forfeited their league opener.

Saddleback Athletic Director Rob Thompson said Monday the Roadrunners will be ready for Thursday’s game with Calvary Chapel.

“Everyone except one player (who was injured) is cleared to play,” first-year Coach Paige Nobles said Monday.

Saddleback went into the season short-handed and inexperienced with a number of sophomores starting.

—Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone; timburt@ocsportszone.com