For Valley Center football, 2017 was the tale of two seasons. The Hornets started out 5-0, but struggled in the second half of the season, losing their final four games.

Heading into 2018, Valley Center has a new coach in former offensive coordinator Scott L’Ecuyer. And he’s looking forward to leading a squad that is motivated and ready to prove last year’s finish was a fluke. Valley Center opens the season with a tough matchup against Maize.