By Mason Nesbitt for The Signal As excited as Saugus football was after Matt Ballentine batted down a last second pass to secure a win at Santa Barbara, the fun was short-lived. “We all knew that we didn’t finish the game the way we should have,” said quarterback Nathan Eldridge, whose team led 25-7 early in ... Read More
Saugus runningback Quinn Sheaffer (24) heads toward the goaline against Golden Valley at College of the Canyons on Friday. 100716 By Signal Contributor Led by another strong defensive effort, Saugus extended its perfect record into the first week of Foothill League play with a 21-9 victory over Golden Valley on ... Read More
Cents shake off Agoura, move to 5-0 By Matt Thacker For The Signal AAA It wasn’t easy, but Saugus remained unbeaten with a 35-23 victory Friday night at Agoura High. Saugus (5-0) fell behind in the third quarter against Agoura (0-5) before pulling away at the end. The Centurions were ... Read More
Strong ground game leads Saugus to its second win of the year By Dan Agnew – Signal Sports Editor The players and the game plan were the same. But there was one major difference for Saugus football in Friday night’s 35-14 victory over Agoura at College of the Canyons. “The difference is ... Read More
Centurions ride Troy Williams and Marc Langford in win By Brent Maranto Signal Staff Writer After combining for just 17 points over the first two quarters of Friday night’s game at Valencia High School, the Saugus Centurions and West Ranch Wildcats exploded for 50 in an exhilarating second half. The back-and-forth affair was up for ... Read More
Cents lose second straight close game By Cary Osborne Signal Sports Editor This one was about third downs and fourth downs — Saugus’ inability to convert them and its defense’s inability to stop them early on. And when Saugus had one last gasp, quarterback Chris Hamilton was stopped on Newbury Park’s 28-yard line on fourth-and-1 ... Read More
The public is asking how the Centurions are in the semifinals, and these guys are why By Cary OsborneSignal Sports Editor The word is swagger. And you feel it from talking to Saugus’ defense. The Saugus High School that is playing tonight in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division semifinals against Valencia at Canyon High School.
Matchups will be announced Sunday By Dan AgnewSignal Staff Writer Two Santa Clarita Valley prep football teams can exhale. The CIF announced football at-large playoff bids on Saturday, revealing that Saugus High and Santa Clarita Christian will both play in the postseason.
By Jon SteinFor The Signal The Saugus Centurions were visibly frustrated after their Oct. 25 loss to Hart. On Friday night at Canyon High School, the Centurions made sure they were the ones causing the frustration. Behind a bruising rushing attack and an uncharacteristically efficient passing effort, Saugus turned a tight first quarter into a ... Read More
Saugus’ late-game drive falls short. By Ernie StoneFor The Signal CAMARILLO — Down by four points with 3:23 remaining in the fourth quarter, Saugus Centurions running back Blake Austin dove over right tackle at the 1-yard line to give his team what appeared to be a game-clinching first-and-goal opportunity against a reeling Camarillo Scorpions football ... Read More
By Dan AgnewSignal Staff Writer VENTURA — Even when the bounces don’t go in favor of the Saugus Centurions, they’re still finding ways to win. The Centurions shook off a disastrous start against the Ventura Cougars and ended up grinding out a 20-17 comeback victory on Friday night at Ventura High School. This was after ... Read More
Either Saugus or Valencia will likely clinch an unexpected piece of the title By Cary OsborneSignal Sports Editor Two teams who came into the season as unlikely Foothill League champions are each a win away from the title. And both teams meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. at College of the Canyons when Valencia (5-4, 3-1) ... Read More
Saugus takes advantage of Indians’ special teams’ problems By Joey GulinoSignal Assistant Sports Editor After 30 minutes of scoreless football, it came down to which team would make the first big mistake.Hart did. The Indians made two, actually. And Saugus didn’t let them go to waste. The Centurions struck for a pair of third-quarter touchdowns ... Read More
By Paul PutignanoSignal Staff Writer The final day of the 2011 Saugus Under the Lights Passing Tournament started with a surprise and ended with anything but. After a stellar opening day of the tourney, Golden Valley entered Saturday as the No. 1 overall seed in a field that included all six Foothill League teams.