PREVIEW: CIF-SS Central Division – San Marino vs. Charter Oak

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by Jeff Fisher

Charter Oak head coach Lou Farrar knows a thing-or-two about CIF-Southern Section championship games.  Farrar has won five of them during his distinguished career.  Saturday night at Citrus College, Farrar will be seeking his sixth title when his Chargers face undefeated San Marino in the CIF-SS Central Division (VIII) championship.

San Marino, which won the Rio Hondo League, has a high-powered offense that’s put-up 674 points this year.  The Titans are led by senior quarterback Carson Glazier, who has completed an incredible 78.4% of his passes (182-of-232) for 3,567 yards with 43 touchdowns and only two interceptions.

Two of Glazier’s receivers are above the 1,000 yard mark in receiving yardage — J.P. Shohfi with 91 catches for 1,753 and 26 TDs and Aiden Santino with 57 catches for 1,349 and 13 touchdowns.

Charter Oak (12-1) is on an 11-game win streak after its only loss of the year to La Mirada in early September.  Like San Marino, the Chargers can put points on the board, they’re averaging 43 points a game.

Senior quarterback Kamden Brown has completed nearly 70% of his passes for 2,474 yards with 28 touchdowns with only five interceptions. Running back Zion Echols brings balance to the offense with 2,033 yards on the ground with 36 touchdowns.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.