Chuck Chastain, the football coach at Norco, pulled off something no coach in the Big VIII League has done since 2009 — figure out a way to defeat coach Matt Logan and Corona Centennial’s football team.
It happened on Saturday afternoon when the Cougars held on for a wild 38-36 victory. Centennial’s last league defeat was to Norco on Nov. 6, 2009. The Huskies had won 57 consecutive league games. Quarterback Kyle Crum, a former Centennial player, engineered the victory, rushing for 117 yards and one touchdown and completing key passes when needed. The score was tied at 28-28 until a bad snap from center was recovered by Norco with just over two minutes left. Jacob Rosendahl scored on a run. Kicker Carson Irvin added a 34-yard field goal for the winning points. Norco, an under-the-radar team loaded with young players, improved to 3-0.
Mater Dei also beat Servite 24-17.