Santa Ana High School’s football team goes from playing the best team in Orange County to playing one of the the best in the United States.
The Saints (2-2) travel to Glendale High School tonight for a 7:30 p.m. game against Loyola, which is ranked second in the nation by USA Today. Last week, Santa Ana lost, 35-12, to Mission Viejo, Orange County’s top ranked team.
“Our schedule is a doozy this year,” Santa Ana Coach Dick Hill said. “Loyola is one of the best defensive teams I’ve seen.”
The Cubs (4-0) are coming off a 17-3 victory over Antelope Valley and have given up just 17 points this season.
In other nonleague games:
Foothill vs. Irvine at 7:30 p.m.; Trabuco Hills vs. St. Joseph (Santa Maria) at 2 p.m.; Village Christian vs. Orange Lutheran at 2 p.m.
In the Arrowhead League: Southern California Christian vs. Capistrano Valley Christian at Saddleback College at 7:30 p.m.