They call them "O" week games.
The name suggests that nothing really important is going on but for a number of
Why play a "0" week game? Most
programs like to run two-a-practices for two weeks then go to afternoon
practices when classes begin. However, recently school districts in
The advantages can be subtle. Although the season might be longer on the calendar, players arrive at their first game fresher. If the staff is well organized and efficient in their use of practice time, the team is at least a week ahead of other teams on their schedule. This evens itself out by week four or five but there is a great advantage to getting a rolling start to the season.
The disadvantage may be that a "0" week game means that at some time there has to be a ‘bye' in the regular season. Sometimes a bye or an off week can be a distraction.
Some of the Inland Empire's best ‘0'
week games are
Here is the full list of Inland
Empire ‘0' week games:
Artesia at Vista Murrieta
Diamond Bar at Temescal Canyon
King at Yucaipa, 7:30 p.m.
Lucerne Valley at Hamilton
Miller at Norco
Pacific vs. Victorville Silverado at Victor Valley
Palm Desert at Ramona
Palm Springs vs. Beaumont at San Gorgonio Middle School, 7:30 p.m.
Riverside Poly at La Verne Damien
Rancho Verde at Tustin
Santiago at Murrieta Valley
Victor Valley vs. Vista del Lago at Valley View
Redlands at Orlando Pine Castle Christian Academy
Saturday, Sept. 2
CSDR at Pasadena Maranatha, 2 p.m.
Elsinore at Irvine
Twin Pines vs. Huntington Beach Liberty Christian at Ocean View
Acton Vasquez vs. Big Bear at Big Bear Middle School, 1:30 p.m.
Bakersfield Christian at Linfield Christian, 4 p.m.
Wilson Creek at Palos Verdes Estates Rolling Hills Prep, 6 p.m