The Centennial (Corona, CA) varsity football team has a neutral non-conference game vs. Sierra
Canyon (Chatsworth, CA) today @ 4pm ET at Cathedral Catholic .
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If you’ve been keeping tabs of Sierra Canyon’s football team, you know that its climb to the
premier level of high school football is jeweled with CIF Southern Section titles and CIF State
championships. Five sectional titles and two state crowns, to be exact.
Each championship season has been at a new level. Each level has come at a pivotal point in the
Coach Jon Ellinghouse started the program from scratch, beginning at the 8-man team. He can
recall the first 11-man game Sierra Canyon played in 2009.
“I remember wondering if we were ready to play El Camino Real,” Ellinghouse said. “That was
a huge game for us.”
At the time, Ellinghouse believed that the first 11-man game was a “step-up game” for the
program. A litmus test that would tell him and his program where it stood.
More than 10 years later, the Trailblazers (2-0) are preparing for a step-up game of a different
kind: a matchup with 10-time CIF champion Corona Centennial (1-0) in the Honor Bowl on
Saturday at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego at 4 p.m.
Calpreps.com has Sierra Canyon ranked No. 4 in the state, and Centennial at No. 11.
“Centennial is known as a top three high school football team in the state every year,” said
Ellinghouse. “The team is well coached, athletic and will be a great challenge for us. Our
program wants games like this.”
Sierra Canyon has an outstanding record when it comes to step-up games. Since 2016, the
Trailblazers have beaten teams like Corona del Mar (led by Chase Garbers), Cajon (led by
Jayden Daniels), Upland (led by Justin Flowe), Rancho Cucamonga (led by CJ Stroud) and La
Mesa Helix. All playoff victories.
Great games. Great wins. Pivotal moments in the program’s ascension to where it is now,
pounding on the proverbial door of top-notch SoCal football. The last step-up game Sierra
Canyon had was in the spring when it traveled to Bellflower to take on national power St. John
Bosco, a game it lost 42-21, but proved it belonged on the same stage.
Saturday’s game doesn’t have the weight of a postseason game, but Ellinghouse thinks the game
will provide the challenge his team needs.
“This is not a make-or-break game,” he said. “But we need to get used to games like this. This
will give us a test of CIF Division 1 playoff football.”
The game against Centennial is the first of a two-leg series of step-up games this season. The
Trailblazers will host Trinity League power Servite (2-0) on Sept. 17.
Players to watch
Offense: Daniel Duran, QB, Sr.; Jason Jones, RB, Jr.; Dominic Arango-Serna, WR, Sr.; Darryl
West, WR, Sr.; Terrell Cooks Jr., RB/WR, So.; Michael Wooten, OL, Sr.; Deshaun Harris, OL,
Defense: Ezekiel Larry, DE, Sr.; Kamari Ramsey, DB, Sr.; Micah Valenzuela, LB, So.; Angelo
Pulido, LB, Sr.; Jonah Lewis, DB, Jr.; Caden Harman, DE, Sr.
Offense: Carson Conklin, QB, Jr.; Izzy Carter, RB, Jr.; Jayzon Cortes, RB, Jr.; Eric Denham,
Defense: Jaden Mickey, DB, Sr.; Eric Butler Jr., DB, Sr.; Jesse Schumacher, LB, Sr.; Aaron
Williams, DB, Jr.