Senior quarterback Daniel Garlick runs for yardage against Downey on Friday September 8, 2017. (Kristina Lewis)
The way Michael Chicago sees it, it’s just a matter of time before the Chavez football team’s near misses morph into a big, emphatic hit.
Chavez (0-3), under the first-year head coach Chicago, is winless but has two consecutive close losses to Rancho Cordova-Cordova (40-32) and Lodi (26-22).
Chavez has a shot at Lodi’s rival Tokay at 7:15 at home.
“One of our biggest problems is our youth. With more experience and more games that we play, we’ll be better,” said Chicago, who was an assistant under former Chavez head coaches John Ward and La Te’f Grim.
“A big game is coming, so Tokay better watch it,” Chicago said with a chuckle. “It’s either Tokay or Oakland (the next week’s opponent) – somebody’s going to get it.”
Tokay (1-2) is in a pivotal stretch of its season with matchups against Chavez and McNair before entering Tri-City Athletic League play. Two wins would give the Tigers a better chance at a 6-4 overall record and a berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
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