The Bishop Diego Cardinals (1-1) began its season with a crushing 42-0 victory over Cabrillo. They followed that up with a miserable 27-3 defeat at the hands of St. Bonaventure. This is the first time Bishop Diego has started a season 1-1 since 2011. However, the defending state champs look to get back in the win column when they match up against Lompoc (1-1) this Friday.
Bishop Diego knows this is will be no easy task. "We’re dealing with a team that has tremendous tradition of winning and excellent coaching," said Tom Crawford, Bishop Diego head football coach. "It’s going to be a very real challenge for us. It’s the first time we’ve played them in a long long time and I know there will be a lot of emotion and excitement around the game."
Bishop Diego hopes they can make the necessary adjustments before the season gets away from them.
The Cardinals are also hosting "Team Cheek Night", a night meant to bring awareness to childhood cancer. "It should be a wonderful evening to bring light to a wonderful cause," said Dan Peeters, Bishop Diego athletic director who’s son was recently diagnosed with A.L.L., a form of leukemia. "This experience has really motivated us to do something to try to bring awareness to cancer," Peeters said.
These two schools will match up on Friday at Santa Barbara City College. Kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.