Calabasas vs. Agoura homecoming game preview

Tonight, the Calabasas Coyotes face their biggest rival, the Agoura Chargers, in the homecoming game. Going into this evening, the Calabasas Coyotes are 2-1. 

The Coyotes have won all their home games this season. Coaches are hopeful the team will continue this trend.

“We definitely do have an advantage at home,” said Varsity Head Coach Cary Harris. “I think the student section, family, friends and administration do a good job of coming out and supporting us. That always helps.” 

Despite limited practice hours due to the severe heat wave over the past two weeks, Harris is confident that fan support will help the team at the game. He is also confident that the players have had a valuable week of practice, when weather permitted.

“We do a lot of up-tempo periods,” said Harris. “It is important for us to go fast-paced and simulate how game action will be.” 

This year’s line-up looks much different from last year due to the addition of new quarterback Alonzo Contreras. Contreras transferred from Sierra Canyon High School and is in his junior year. He has demonstrated great skill not only in throwing the ball, but in running it as well. Returning players have also made major changes, showing greater maturity and dedication to the game. Although a new quarterback requires an adjustment period, Contreras has made it easy for the receivers to find a new rhythm.

“[Contreras] has brought a spark to our team, but more [important is] the way he throws the ball and his leadership,” said Harris.

The Calabasas and Agoura communities will hold a moment of silence at tonight’s game to honor Carter Stone, a member of the AHS team who passed away last week.