LA CRESCENTA — Auditions have begun in earnest for those looking to grab a spot on the Crescenta Valley High football team in the fall.
That's one of the many purposes designed for spring football, which saw the Falcons begin their sessions May 10.
Under first-year Coach Paul Schilling, the Falcons will largely be a different cast from the one that finished 8-4 and 5-2 in the Pacific League for second place last year.
Players are ready and willing to step up, something Schilling noted.
"I like the energy that they have displayed thus far in spring ball," said Schilling, who succeeded Tony Zarrillo, who left his post after leading the Falcons to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division for the second season in a row. "That's a good thing because we are trying to find the right personnel.
"We are going to be a relatively young team and we don't have a lot of returners. It's not going to be a rebuilding year. Rather, we are trying to reload."