Memories of sparkling past performances will undoubtedly be shared when fans scan the lineups before Friday's all-star football game.
You should have seen the way that guy played last season.
Exploits of West players Dan Nagelmann, Mike Trevathan and Sean Grady will be recalled most vividly, however.
You should have seen the way those guys played in their last all-star game.
In last month's Ventura County all-star game, Nagelmann completed 26 of 38 passes for 482 yards and 7 touchdowns. Trevathan, who was Nagelmann's teammate at Thousand Oaks High, caught 11 passes for 205 yards and 3 touchdowns. Grady, a wide receiver from Newbury Park, had 6 catches for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Although the same combination will take the field Friday, Nagelmann has virtually no chance to equal the performance because he'll play only half the game. He was his team's only quarterback in the Ventura County game. Granada Hills' Brent Spurlin will split time with him on Friday, although Nagelmann will start.
"My expectations are the same but my confidence level is better," Nagelmann said. "One good thing about the game is that these coaches know what my abilities are."
Nagelmann said he was tentative early in the Ventura County game and that it wasn't until Trevathan talked to him that he gained confidence.
"They were expected to kill us and I was still scared early in the game," Nagelmann said. "Right before the second quarter, Mike told me to relax and be myself."
Which wasn't a bad thing to be. Nagelmann threw five touchdown passes in the second quarter.