I hope most of you got a chance to see our football notebook today. The lead story was about Hillcrest High in Idaho, the school that former Northgate coach Darin Owens is now coaching at. Hillcrest won the Idaho 4A State Title last weekend. Hillcrest had a 23-game losing streak before picking up its first win this season in week two.
I wanted to write about Owens and his new team because of the impact he had in just one year at Northgate. Last season I drove over to Tamalpais in Mill Valley to watch Northgate’s first game under Owens and I came away extremely impressed with the Broncos’ new coaching staff. Owens, Justin Lowell, and their entire staff commanded the kids’ respect and they picked up their first win in over a year. Owens told me that he still keeps in contact with the Northgate staff at least once a week, and that he’s confident that good times will return again soon for the Broncos.