LA CRESCENTA — In a Pacific League that is shaping up to be pretty top heavy, the Crescenta Valley High football team may be one of the most unproven commodities.
That's not to say that the Falcons, who finished third in league last year and advanced to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs, aren't contenders. They would seem to have plenty of talent funneled in from the program's fertile lower levels.
It's just that much of it is unproven at the varsity level, as only a handful of players are back from last year's team and nearly every key starting position has been reassigned.
"We're very unproven," said Coach Paul Schilling, a longtime CV assistant and lower-level coach, who took over for Tony Zarrillo. "I don't want to say rebuilding because we're not rebuilding, but everybody's just inexperienced. We are not young. I keep thinking that [we are] but we have a lot of seniors. It's just that they haven't played a lot of varsity football."