first_img In last week’s 36-0 shutout of Glenn, La Serna High School totaled 381 yards of offense. The Lancers rushed for 186 yards and passed for 195. Coach Ken LaVigne would probably settle for more of the same tonight when the Lancers host Norwalk in a nonleague game at California. Norwalk (1-1) is coming off an impressive 33-13 win over Bassett. Senior running back Mike Guerra rushed only six times for 121 yards and two touchdowns, and QB Chris Aguirre scored on runs of 1 and 5 yards. Four of the Lancers’ coaches are from La Mirada, including head coach Dean Gray, who played on the Matadores’ 1983 league championship team. Members of his coaching staff have participated in six CIF championship games. The Lancers’ football program, which has not gone to the playoffs since 1998, has grown from 120 participants a year ago to 170 this season. — Roger Murray can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046, or by e-mail at roger.murray@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER — Football coaches often talk about wanting to be balanced in their offense, running the ball half the time and passing it the other half. Many times they end up relying more on one than the other. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I thought we played well overall,” said LaVigne about his team’s season-opening victory, “But at times I thought we weren’t as consistent as we need to be. It showed we still have a lot of work to do.” LaVigne said a priority tonight will be “establishing the run.” Against Glenn, quarterback Matt Petropulos led the way with 97 yards on 10 carries. Petropulos also completed 72 percent of his passes (13 of 18) for 195 yards and two scores. Norwalk figures to be a big, physical team. “They have a big running back that looks like he’s 6-2, 260 pounds,” LaVigne said. “This will be a real challenge for us.” last_img