Los Angeles Preps: Jason Bornn
August, 31, 2011
By Tim Haddock | ESPNLosAngeles.com
Saugus football coach Jason Bornn has a secret weapon on his team that will make him the envy of the Foothill League.
He has a kicker who has been making 50-yarders in practice. The kicker has been automatic on extra points and is nearly perfect in practice from 30 yards out.
The kicker’s name: Angie Weiner.
She wears a wide receiver’s number, 88, and will make her varsity football debut on Thursday night against Burroughs of Burbank at College of the Canyons in Valencia.
Weiner is a 16-year-old, 5-foot-9 junior who Bornn has been recruiting since she was a freshman.
“Playing football was never in her design,” Bornn said. “She’s a soccer player. She’s an all-American soccer player.”
Weiner is a defender and forward on the Saugus girls' soccer team and plays for the Real So Cal club soccer team. The Saugus soccer teams are perennial playoff powers. The 2009 team won a CIF-Southern Section championship, a year before Weiner arrived at Saugus High School.
She wasn’t on that team, but her playoff experience is more extensive than most of the players on the football team.
While she has never played football, she is no stranger to the game. Her older brother James Weiner was a cornerback and wide receiver for Saugus. He was also the team’s kicker for a spell and played on the Saugus boys basketball team.
He’s a freshman at Cal Poly Pomona now and running on the college’s track team.