The 2010 Lions have a lot to live up to this season, after they lost 10 starters from their undefeated 2009 batch of players. In Saturday’s game against Escondido Charter, however, the Lions looked as if they just picked up from where they left off last season with three unanswered touchdowns.
With star running back Austin Maranville off to college, Lions fans feared no one would be able to fill such big shoes but Robert Cabias did not disappoint. Cabias, the running back, lead Linfield to victory with two touchdowns and 118 yards in 15 carries. Many coaches and players alike were excited to have Cabias rejoin the squad — he did not play last season because he attended Chaparral High School.
It was all Linfield in the first half, while Escondido Charter was plagued by flags, sacks, and missed opportunities, but in the second half, things would quickly change.
According to Coach Jimmy Kemmis, flags are to be expected since it is week zero. There were a lot of new kids playing in the second half and Linfield just lost focus in general. But overall, Kemmis felt pretty good about the first half and the continuity of the players.
Some may credit the Lions success to their new offense called