For the Edison High football team, its season opener can't come soon enough.
"We need to play," said Edison Coach Dave White whose team will do just that at 7 p.m. Thursday when it travels to face Los Angeles Garfield at Garfield High. "Seeing teams play last week, the kids were antsy to play. We're ready."
The nonleague game is the first of six this week for local teams. In addition to Edison, Ocean View is also opening its season with a Saturday game against Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana. Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Marina and Brethren Christian, which all opened last week, play Friday games.
White had the chance to scout Garfield in its season opener last week. The Bulldogs were handled, 48-0, by St. Bonaventure, which entered the season ranked ninth in its first year in the Pac-5 Division. The Bulldogs mustered just 108 yards of total offense.
Garfield was 5-6 a year ago, one of the losses a 27-7 setback to Edison.