This week marks the midway point of the 2011 prep football regular season and because of a rare oddity in scheduling, five of the six local teams are off.
The lone local taking the field this week is Brethren Christian, which on Saturday travels north to face Los Angeles Baptist at 1 p.m. at L.A. Baptist High. The Warriors head into the nonleague clash coming off perhaps its most impressive showing to date.
Last Friday at Ocean View High, Brethren Christian paired its highest-scoring offensive output of the season with a defense that yielded its fewest points, and the two-sided effort resulted in a one-sided victory, 40-7, over St. Anthony of Long Beach. The win allowed the Warriors to improve to 3-2 in Pat McInally's first year as head coach.
"It was a great, all-around effort by our guys and I was really pleased," said McInally, a 10-year NFL veteran who was a punter and wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals before retiring in 1986. "That was a pretty fun win.