A Southern California football team has streaked to a 6-0 start — and could be positioned for a perfect 10-0 record before the playoffs — despite a severe lack of participation that has left its entire roster with just 20 eligible players.
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Grant High in Van Nuys, Calif., is competing in its 2016 season with just 20 student athletes. That means everyone plays both ways, and some athletes never even leave the field.
Grant entered the 2016 campaign with a new head coach and a question mark over its quarterback position. No more questions, on either count. First-year coach Franco Stasilli, a former Grant receiver, has steadied the school’s football ship while also spinning the challenges facing the team as a major motivation. There’s no question his team has taken to his hard-charging ways, particularly quarterback Cameron Perry, who already has 1,082 yards and 14 touchdowns through the air and 400+ yards and five touchdowns on the ground.
With many of the biggest threats to Grant’s dominance now in the rearview mirror, the Lancers are searching for a perfect 10-0 season, with only Chavez High School (to come on Oct. 28) sporting a winning record. That’s good news for Grant, not to mention other programs who try to compete with less … and far fewer players.