Following two shutout wins in the CIF Northeast Division football playoffs, Brentwood is preparing for a major test.
A 30-0 victory over Linfield Christian of Temecula on Friday night, November 23, qualified the Eagles for a game Friday night, November 30, against undefeated Saddleback Christian of San Juan Capistrano.
It is a Brentwood home game, but since the Eagles’ campus field doesn’t have lights another site had to be found and the game will be played at Chaminade High.
Brentwood has an 11-1 record. Saddleback Valley Christian is 12-0.
“We’ve seen them on film and they’re a lot like us” said Brentwood Coach Patrick Brown. “They have an outstanding quarterback, Brendan Chambers, who has accounted for 3,000 yards, including 1,000 running. Like us, they size up what defense they’re facing and can spread the field with receivers.”
Brentwood’s star quarterback is senior Mason Moss. Against Linfield Christian he threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to Ben Oliva and a 33-yard touchdown pass to Josh Amster to give the Eagles a 14-0 lead.
A 65-yard interception return for a touchdown by Ian Shaw, a career best, increased the lead to 21-0 at halftime.
Amster then capped a four-minute drive at the start of the second half with a 23-yard scoring run, and Alex Miller tackled the opposing quarterback in the end zone for a safety.
Miller played defensive end in place of Charlie James, who was held out for all but a few plays due to an ankle injury. James is likely to return this week.
James is also the Eagles’ kicker but in his absence Oliva successfully kicked the extra points.