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After a convincing 20 – 3 victory over the Brand and winning the Inaugural Battle for the Bell between Tesoro and San Juan Hills, it’s time to gear up for an Away game at Poway!
This week our Tesoro Titans travel to Poway High School where the Poway Titans come into the game with 4-1 record riding a 4 game win streak.
The game schedule is different this week with our JV and Varsity teams both playing on Friday so please plan accordingly
JV vs. Poway @ Poway HS 4:30
Varsity vs. Poway @ Poway HS 7pm
Freshman vs. Poway @ Tesoro HS 3:30 PM
Let’s keep it rolling so come out and support all of your Tesoro Titan Football teams this week.
Its the South County showdown we have all been waiting for between our Tesoro Titans and San Juan Hills. We need all Titan fans to be loud and proud this Friday night against San Juan Hills for this classic showdown.
And the rivalry has just gotten a little bigger now as both schools have their sites on winning the inaugural Battle for the Bell. Let’s bring it home for Coach Poston!
It will be a busy and exciting night with a packed crowd in Titan Stadium and it is a RED OUT – so wear your favorite red Titan Spiritwear!
TICKETS: Friday Night’s game will be a sell out! If you need tickets for the game, you must purchase them online ASAP. There will NOT be any tickets available for purchase at the game because the game will sell out prior to Friday night. To purchase tickets, go to www.tesorohighschool.org and click on Athletics. Once on that page, click on the GO FAN logo on the left hand side. As of yesterday, there are a few Reserved Seats available for purchase. They are $20 a piece and you must purchase them at the ASB office on campus during regular school hours. Please check into the Front Office first to get a Visitor Badge.
Each year when we play San Clemente, we add a little friendly competition outside of the game for a good cause that this close to the heart of Tesoro Football. It is our SOCKS FOR HEROES drive.
For those of you new to the program, this outreach drive was started about 6 years ago to honor one of our own. Donald Hogan was a student of Tesoro High School graduating in 2007. He and his family were also residents of San Clemente. He joined the Marine Corps and deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 with his unit, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines. While on patrol searching for an IED, he saw an insurgent pull a trigger wire to detonate an IED. Reacting immediately, he pushed one Marine out of the way, and placed his body between the IED and the rest of his squad, sheltering them from the blast. As a result, Donald traded his life to protect the Marines he served with. For his bravery and dedication, the Marine Corps posthumously awarded him the Navy Cross, the Nation’s second highest decoration for Valor. To honor this young hero, San Clemente and Tesoro High Schools are holding their third annual sock drive to benefit Americans still fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East through the “Socks for Heroes” project. The goal is to collect 10,000 pairs of black or brown cotton athletic crew socks to be sent to Marine and Army Units still serving in-country for the holidays. The winner of the drive will be announced at half time of the San Clemente/Tesoro Football game! Since the beginning of this annual event, both schools have collected enough socks and donations to ship over 38,000 pairs of socks to Marine and Army units serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
How To Donate:
Online: If you haven’t had a chance to donate yet, you may do so online. You can make a donation on behalf of Tesoro HS at the following link: http://scmcsg.org/events/triton-titan-sock-drive/
Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Donate button” below the “Titan Boosters to Donate Please Click Here!” message, which is below the Tesoro Titan Mascot.
Coach Poston will have an aortic aneurysm repaired on Wednesday, plus other notes and updates from around the country.
By Steve Fryer | email@example.com | Orange County Register
PUBLISHED: September 16, 2019 at 6:33 pm | UPDATED: September 17, 2019 at 8:18 am
Tesoro football coach Matt Poston underwent a routine medical checkup.
He’s glad he did, although he is not thrilled about where the results sent him.
Poston is in a hospital in Los Angeles. He will undergo open-heart surgery Wednesday to repair an aortic aneurysm. Poston, 44, said he’s been told to expect recovery to take six weeks.
Of course, being a football coach …
“I don’t think it’s going to take that long,” Poston said.
Poston said his doctor detected a heart murmur. He was referred to a cardiologist. An ultra-sound examination Thursday revealed the aortic aneurysm which is an abnormal bulge that occurs in the aorta, the major vessel that distributes blood to the rest of the body.
Poston was immediately dispatched to a hospital in Irvine which then sent him to the Los Angeles hospital for the procedure. He’s had high blood pressure, which can be an indicator of an aortic aneurysm. But other than that …
“Nothing,” Poston said. “That was the crazy part. No pain, no shortness of breath. Nothing.”
The Tesoro coaching staff during Poston’s absence is running the team by committee, with junior varsity head coach Glenn Campbell, a star running back on Saddleback’s 1985 CIF-championship team, having the final say.
From his hospital bed Poston was able to watch live-streaming of Tesoro’s 57-13 win over West Torrance this past Friday.
“The kids came out and played really well,” he said.
Yes, that’s a football coach for you.
• Marina is 3-0 after a 21-15 upset win over Katella last week. The Vikings also started the 2016 season 3-0, but missed the playoffs with a 1-4 record in the Sunset League. They are in the Big 4 League now, with Segerstrom, Garden Grove and Westminster so a playoff berth just might be there for Marina this season.
• Tesoro is 4-0 against teams that are a combined 1-13. But it’s not like Poston went cupcake-shopping when he made the Titans’ nonleague schedule. Three of the four teams the Titans have played – Knight of Palmdale, Roosevelt of Eastvale and West Torrance – were playoff teams in 2018 and the one that did not make the ’18 playoffs, Whittier, was 7-3 last year.
• Mater Dei beat St. Frances Academy of Maryland with the usual three ways Mater Dei beats other top teams: with speed, superior conditioning and a coaching staff that will out-game plan just about any group of coaches in the game. The Monarchs have this week off before taking a cross country trip to play St. John’s of Washington, D.C. at Catholic University of America.
• And to answer your question – Mater Dei plays St. John Bosco on Oct. 25 at St. John Bosco.
• Villa Park got clobbered by Mission Viejo 59-0, but the Spartans still look like the best team in the Crestview League, with Yorba Linda second best. El Modena, which got an impressive 39-27 win over Fullerton last week, is third best.
• Mater Dei quarterback Bryce Young is the front-runner for Orange County offensive player of the year and All-County first-team quarterback, two honors he won last season. But let’s not forget what Corona del Mar quarterback Ethan Garbers is doing this season. Garbers, who committed to Washington, has completed 66% of his passes for an average of 344 passing yards a game with 20 touchdowns and only two interceptions.
• Los Alamitos did not play last week and probably needed the break, having started 0-3. The Griffins need a win and likely will get it Friday with a game against 0-4 Carson at Cerritos College.
• Portola, in its first season with seniors on the roster, has won three in a row and is 3-1. The Bulldogs have a bye this week, play Riverside Prep (1-3) next week and open Pacific Coast League play against Beckman, perhaps the league’s top contender, Oct. 4.
Steve Fryer covers high school sports at the Orange County Register. He writes a weekly column on the county high school sports scene and also covers games and writes features. Steve also writes a weekly column that covers pro and college sports, and other topics. Steve does concert reviews for the Register, too, when time permits. Steve’s first byline appeared in the Register in 1979. He was in the inaugural class inducted into the Santa Ana Unified School District Sports Hall of Fame. Steve also is in the Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, and was the first journalist to receive the Contribution to Education award from the Orange County Department of Education. Steve was honored as Champion for Character by the CIF-Southern Section.
The Tesoro Football program has gotten off to a 4-0 start at all of its levels. This week our boys will be taking on our cross valley rivals San Juan Hills as we enter the mid point of the football season! It’s going to be a packed house at Tesoro HS this friday so make sure and get there early to support our Titans!
JV @ San Juan Hills Thursday 9/19 at 3:30 PM
Freshman @ Tesoro Thursday 9/19 at 3:30 PM
Also this week our campaign to support the 6th Annual Triton vs. Titan Memorial Sock Drive to Honor LCPL Donald Hogan begins so please be sure to donate! More details to follow.