High School football returns
It is never too early to talk about high school football. This past weekend in Visalia, high school footballs were getting a taste of the upcoming season. On June 27 it was all about the big guys as Redwood High School hosted the Annual Redwood Trench Wars. It is a competition of strength and agility for the offense and defensive line men. At this year’s trench wars it was Lindsay’s Chris Misaalefua who was getting all the attention it seemed like. Misaalefua who is going to be a senior this season is being regarded as one of the top linemen in Tulare County and will probably be playing on Saturdays once he leaves Lindsay High School. Misaalefua has been drawing lots of interest from Pac-12 school heading into his senior season.
Even though Redwood ended up winning this year’s trench wars and was getting most of the attention, it was great for Misaalefua to see where he compares to bigger schools from Tulare County.
On June 28 and 29 it was the Redwood passing tournament. This part of the tournament is to help teams work on their passing game and allows quarterbacks and receivers to get some cohesiveness heading into the fall season.
This year’s tournament had some interesting matchups, as two of the county’s top quarterbacks faced off. Dinuba’s Marcus McMaryion and the rest of the Dinuba Emperors went up against Jr. quarterback Sam Metcalf and the Farmersville Aztecs. The Aztecs made it a close game as Metcalf was able to get things going late in the game. But in the end it was Dinuba who came out on top as the Emperors defeated the Aztecs 26-23. Dinuba’s McMaryion has already verbally committed to Oregon State as his college of choice. As for Farmersville’s quarterback he is looking to be one of the top quarterbacks recruits in 2015.
Another interesting game was Woodlake facing off against Clovis. The Tigers showed they can move the ball with their south paw quarterback, and with their speedy receivers the Tigers could give teams in the East Sequoia League nightmares.