The Los Angeles Daily News is counting down its top 20 high school football teams as they anticipate the opening of high school football season. In Wednesday’s edition, they featured the team Grace Brethren High School, a ministry of Grace Brethren Church, Simi Valley, Calif. (Jordan Bakker, pastor). A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
Daily News High School Football Top 20 Countdown: No. 16 Grace Brethren
No. 16 Grace Brethren
Last season’s record: 13-1 (3-0 to win the Frontier League, forced to forfeit CIF Southern Section East Valley Division final to Saddleback Valley Christian due to use of an ineligible player).
Players to watch: QB Nick Juels; C Setefano Aina; OL/DL Tucker Robertson; WR Noah Bean; RB Canaan Chandler; FB/DE Tyrese Gholar; DB Karl Kniseley; LB Andrew Kennelly.
Outlook: Grace Brethren had just participated in its final walkthrough before the CIF Southern Section East Valley Division final when the news broke.
The CIF-SS ousted Grace Brethren from the championship game for using an ineligible player, forcing the Lancers to forfeit to Saddleback Valley Christian.
“It was horrible,” Grace Brethren quarterback Nick Juels said. “It was the worst feeling. I wish they would’ve let us play. The not knowing how it would have all turned out was tough. We had worked so hard all season, and now we didn’t have a chance to see how it would have finished.”
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