Ojai Valley News photo by Tim Dewar
Bishop Diego head coach Tom Crawford (from left) meets with a referee, Nordhoff varsity football coach Erik Monson and NHS athletic director Rene Nakao-Mauch during Friday's game. The game was interrupted by an altercation which resulted in the ejection of multiple NHS players.
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley New sports editor
If you’ve spent any time in Ojai, you know the Nordhoff football program means a great deal to the community. It is, in fact, small-town high school football at its finest and Ojai football fans turn out by the hundreds to see their Rangers play on Friday nights. Young boys and girls grow up in Ojai anxiously waiting for it to be their turn to own those Friday nights under the lights.
Let me be clear, no high school sports program is perfect nor should they be. We all learn from our mistakes and hopefully grow from those lessons as we enter adulthood. By and large the Nordhoff football program