Football went to state championships for the first time in school history

Photo courtesy of GHCHS

By the Plaid Press staff

After going 12-2 this season, the Granada Hills Charter (GHC) varsity football team faced off against San Marin High school in the Division 4-A CIF State Football Championship game in Orange County on Saturday.

Although our team lost 32-8, this achievement of getting to the state championship shows that our team has some superior athletes as well as an impressive coaching staff. The entire team worked especially hard all season to beat all of our previous records, including last year’s 4-6 record.

Coach Bucky Brooks brought his own NFL experience and knowledge as a NFL analyst to the strategies that have helped the team achieve this impressive feat. What makes this more impressive is how much of these wins are due to the Highlander’s run game. All season, they averaged 422 rushing yards per game. 

Senior Dijon Stanley has dominated many of the games this season. On his own, he rushed over 2,000 yards and scored 32 touchdowns this season. Stanley’s cousin sophomore Darrell Stanley has also had an impressive run with just over 1,000 yards and 19 touchdowns. 

The defense and special teams also earned special mention. 

Join the Plaid Press in congratulating our team on their accomplishment and saying “Go Highlanders!”

Author: Plaid Press

Granada Hills Charter High School newspaper