MONTEREY PARK— Having left his usual position on the sideline in favor of calling in plays from the coaches' booth, Glendale Community College football Coach John Rome had a bird's eye view of his team's game at East Los Angeles College on Saturday.
Rome left the booth feeling sick to his stomach and, although he was high atop spacious Weingart Stadium, his condition after watching nearly three hours of a frustrating 33-13 nonconference loss to the Huskies had nothing to do with vertigo.
Unable to stop East L.A. and equally powerless at times to get out of their own way, the Vaqueros had nowhere to hide their mounting deficiencies on both sides of the ball as they absorbed a third straight loss to begin the season.
"It's one of those kind of games where you get a little frustrated and you try to do too much and the players try to do too much," Rome said. "Some guys want to get involved and jump in but they might not necessarily know what the plan is."