GLENDALE — With longtime Crescenta Valley High coach and Glendale alum Alan Eberhart on the sidelines, much of the 2009 Nitros football season will have a newness to it.
But for the first time in a long time, Glendale will begin its campaign against a new opponent.
Alhambra had long been Glendale’s opposition during the opening week of the season to start a Nitros schedule that rarely changed.
But the Nitros will open up against Cathedral on Sept. 11 to kick off the 2009 season and Eberhart’s tenure.
“My understanding is Alhambra dropped us. I don’t know why,” said Eberhart, who took over the program after Rafik Thorossian stepped down and inherited a schedule that was already set. “We don’t know a lot about [Cathedral]. But they’re always a good, scrappy team.”