New Central Catholic football coach Roger Canepa.
debut as Central Catholic High's
new football coach was a tale of two halves.
In the first half against Cardinal Newman, the Raiders
played "amazing."And in the second, it was all Cardinals in a 38-20 victory for the Santa Rosa school.
It was a learning experience for all involved, Canepa
said at Monday's meeting of the Modesto Quarterback Club
at Hero's Sports Lounge in downtown Modesto.
"We've got talented players," Canepa
said."But a lot of them were behind seniors from last year.When we got behind, it was the first time they'd been in a spot like that.It was a good learning experience for everyone."Canepa, who came to Central Catholic after a decade at Calaveras, said he saw something new when he read his stat sheet.
"We threw the ball 37 times," Canepa
said."At Calaveras, we didn't hit 37 passing attempts until the seventh game of the season."
The Raiders' second game doesn't get any easier.They hit the road again, this time to play Sutter of the Northern Section.
"That's a very good football team," Canepa