Also in his first year, Flintridge Prep Coach Perry Skaggs is looking for long-term results rather than immediate perfection.
"For us it's about the work," he said. "This is good for us."
And in the process of Tuesday's game, the Falcons might have found themselves with a quarterback battle on their hands.
Competing for the starting spot at signal caller are Scott Thompson and Karsen Reedy, both of whom had positive afternoons against the Rebels.
Alternating possessions, Thompson finished 12 for 20 with eight touchdown passes, while Reedy completed 11 of 18 with three touchdown tosses, creating a good problem to have for the Falcons.
"It's very competitive right now between Scott and Karsen and I like it like that," Zarillo said. "They are very football knowledgeable and they understand the game very well."
Owen Sherman hauled in three touchdowns for the Falcons, the second of which gave his team a 28-2 lead.
Meanwhile, the Rebels seem to have a quarterback in place in junior-to-be Gus Herrera, who tossed three touchdown passes, and are looking to get him as many as reps as possible in order to get comfortable with the offense.
"The reason why I schedule as many passing leagues as possible, is when you have a JV quarterback you want to give him as many opportunities as you can to play," Skaggs said. "[Herrera] is starting to get a feel for the offense, a feel for his throws and a feel for his receivers."