Brahmas trying to stay level-headed

first_img The Braves are 3-1 and host Mountain View High on Friday before beginning Valle Vista League play in two weeks against Pomona. The fact Baldwin Park won only three games all of last year is something Heggins said should inspire confidence in his team. “I think it definitely plays a part in confidence when you win games,” Heggins said. “People feel better about themselves and the big thing is taking these games one by one and saying we can go out and win every Friday night.” Running back Aaron Harris has been a big part of Baldwin Park’s success. The junior playmaker has scored five touchdowns in each of Baldwin Park’s last two wins. “His performance has been huge for us,” Heggins said of Harris. “What he brings to the field on Friday nights is huge and we’ve said that before. But some of the things he does can’t happen unless our wide receivers are blocking down field and our lineman are doing well up front. It’s been a team effort, but Aaron has been a big part of who we’ve been thus far on Friday nights.” Heggins knows game-breakers like Harris are not uncommon in the Valle Vista League and warned his team had be ready to play against the likes of Covina and Northview once league play begins later this month. “They do have dangerous athletes on both teams,” Heggins said. “We know Northview is going to be a good football team by the time they open league and Covina is already doing it. That’s why we’re trying to improve ourselves game by game so that by the time we play them, we can bring our best game and hopefully match up.” Aram Tolegian can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233, or by e-mail at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Brahmas are 3-0-1 and just won back the all-important Branding Iron from intra-district rival Walnut last Friday night. “Well, things are going OK,” said Brahmas coach Nick Cuccia, who hasn’t lost in his first four games. “Anytime you’re winning, you can’t complain. I am pleased so far, but I know what’s coming up.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 What’s coming up in the near future is Etiwanda on Friday night at Diamond Bar High. With a win in that game, the Brahmas would enter their league opener at defending champion Chino with an undefeated record. “We’re just concentrating on one game at a time and one play at a time,” Cuccia said. “A lot of coaches use that as lip service, but I believe it and that’s how we’re going to approach it.” What’s fueled Diamond Bar’s impressive start is the pass-catch combo of quarterback Jeff Jansen and receiver Jonathan Amaya. The two seniors have hooked up for six touchdowns this season and haven’t been stopped by any opponent yet. “They’ve been fabulous,” Cuccia said. “I can’t give those guys enough credit. Amaya has been clutch and Jansen is showing his leadership.” Baldwin Park High coach James Heggins, like Cuccia, has also gotten off to a good start in his first season at the helm. center_img With memories of last year’s Sierra League collapse still fresh in the minds of Diamond Bar High School football fans, nobody is going to make any snap judgments about this year’s team until league play begins in a few weeks. But you can’t blame those who are feeling optimistic about the Brahmas’ chances. Lost in the shuffle of Damien’s turnaround season is league-mate Diamond Bar, which has also put together an impressive nonleague performance. last_img