Kaiser

Kaiser’s defense smothered Redondo Union during a CIF playoff game on Nov. 8.  The Cats' great season ended with a loss to San Jacinto on Nov. 15.  (Contributed photo by Mike Myers)

Kaiser High School's great football season came to an end in the second round of the CIF playoffs on Nov. 15.

The Cats lost to San Jacinto, 17-0, to finish with an overall record of 11-1.  They won 10 straight games during the regular season and then acquired a 16-3 victory over Redondo Union in the playoff opener on Nov. 8.

Coach Bill Cardosi said he was very proud of the players and coaches for their efforts throughout the season, which included the Cats' second consecutive Sunkist League championship.

"We came up short vs. an extremely talented San Jacinto team," Cardosi said on Twitter.

Cardosi said previously that the team was "blessed and very lucky at times" because Kaiser was successful despite having few returning starters from the previous year.

"Our kids believe in the coaches and they believe in each other, and that's why we ended up where we are," he said.

The Cats will have several key players returning next year, including quarterback Trevian Tribble, who threw for more than 1,000 yards and also ran for more than 1,000 yards as a junior in 2019.

Also coming back will be Dustin Chaidez, who was one of the leading rushers, in addition to receivers Josiah Finnell, Nate Bedolla, and Joseph Glenn.

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