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Saturday, October 2, 2010
Inland Empire: More retrospect on Chino Hills-Redlands East Valley

By Dan Arritt

More than a few Redlands East Valley players probably woke up this morning wondering what hit them.

After accumulating just 99 total yards Friday night and absorbing a number of punishing tackles in a 14-3 loss to Chino Hills, the Wildcats will likely need a few days just to shake the cobwebs. Unfortunately, they have a game Friday night at Mission Viejo, one of the top teams in the state this season.

Here’s a couple clips of the swarming defense Chino Hills employed. This highlight is an example of how little time Redlands East Valley quarterback Austin Decoud had in the pocket. When he have time to throw the ball, here's what he usually encountered (despite the official's out-of-bounds call, slow-motion shows it was an interception).

Defensive back Scott Calles and linebacker Dylan Gardner were mainstays on the defensive side of the field (Calles also caught a touchdown pass). In this clip, Callas describes the win "as the biggest in Chino Hills High history." He might have had the biggest hit in school history in the fourth quarter.

In this clip, Gardner talks about how communication played a big role in the defensive effort, and the team's wake-up call that resulted from the loss to Corona Santiago three weeks ago.

Chino Hills coach Derek Bub also discussed the humbling loss to Santiago, the benefits of the upcoming bye and how he’ll approach the week off.