San Clemente ends summer camp with some fun

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San Clemente (California) head coach Jaime Ortiz is serious about his football, but I also know that he likes to switch things up to keep his kids loose. Thursday morning, Ortiz and his troops closed-out their month-long summer camp with the “Triton Olympics.”

What are the Triton Olympics? Pictures are worth more than words, so check-out the video below.

“It’s something we do to have fun going into our dead period,” said Ortiz, who led San Clemente to a state championship in 2016. “The idea is to have fun and compete.”

Recently, San Clemente is known for producing top-flight Division I quarterbacks like Sam Darnold, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Flashback: Sam Darnold at San Clemente

This year, the Tritons will be quarterbacked by Brendan Costello, who has given his verbal to Oklahoma State. Last season, Costello completed 64-percent of his passes for over 2,100 yards with 23 touchdowns with only two interceptions.

The Tritons finished 9-2 last year with a second place finish behind nationally-ranked Mission Viejo. This year, SC and MV will battle on October 19. Mission is ranked No. 29 in our Preseason 100, while San Clemente received honorable mention, which means the Tritons are ranked in the Top 225 teams in the nation.

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