When asked for a realistic expectation for his Saugus football team, quarterback Nathan Eldridge didn’t supply an outrageous answer. The Centurions, he said, planned to do better than they did last year. Apparently, CIF-Southern Section coaches agree. Saugus stood atop the Division 6 rankings when the section debuted its polls Monday. This after the Centurions advanced to the D6 quarterfinals last year and lost to Wilson of Long Beach on a failed two-point conversion in the closing seconds. In 2017, Eldridge returns to lead an untested but talented bunch.
Division 2No. 4 Valencia
Division 3No. 8 Hart
Division 6No. 1 Saugus No. 3 Golden Valley
Division 9No. 7 West Ranch