Mission Viejo is in New York and New Jersey already, taking in the sights of the Big Apple and surrounding area. The Diablos, ranked No. 3 in the ESPNLA top 25, are there in in advance of a game Saturday against Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep.
Bosco is the No. 1 team in the nation.
For those wondering whether Mission Viejo has a legitimate chance at the upset, most coaches would tell you the biggest improvement in a season comes between games 1 and 2. That's because game 1 tends to expose a team's needs, and the first-game jitters are out of the way.
Mission Viejo (1-0) has already had that first game, a 35-6 victory last week over Bakersfield Centennial.
Bosco Prep (0-0) has not yet played this season.
The Diablos had some things to work on this week in preparation for the game, but at least they knew what to attempt to fix. For Bosco Prep, the Saturday game at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT) will be a learning experience.
Check out the video to see how player Austin Reuland and Coach Bob Johnson graded Mission's performance against Centennial.