Saturday, December 16, 2006
Oaks Christian STATE CHAMPIONS
Oaks Christian won the first State Championship in almost 80 years today with a 27-20 win over Cardinal Newman High School. I'm not sure but I think Oaks Christian has won like 46 games in a row which is the 4th longest streak in the history of California High School football.
They have 11 players who will be playing Division I college football next year.
Their quarterback, Jimmy Clausen, is the number one rated quarterback in the United States and will be attending the University of Notre Dame next year. (Jimmy, you should have gone to UCLA... They have now beaten USC one year in a row :))
One of Oaks Christians BEST players is a young man named Chris Potter who happens to be a member of our church and one of my sons best friends. Chris is a phenomenal athlete and next year he is penciled in to be the starting quarterback for Oaks Christian.
Now Chris Potter's father, Dana Potter, an Elder in our church, was considered one of the best High School players of all time, here in the San Fernando Valley and he went on to play for the University of Nebraska. Dana has also been a part of my Life Group for many years and I consider him a true pillar in our church. Dana is also one of the principle owners of Pinnacle Estate Properties.
This past year during the Oaks Christian season, Dana has been going over twice a week to lead the team in an extended time of prayer. He has been used by God to help lead these young men to a closer walk with God. Thanks Dana for mentoring these young men. The rewards of learning how to pray will have eternal value for each of these football players.
Chris, congratulations on a fine season and we'll be anxious to see you play next year, and don't forget to remind your dad that Oklahoma beat Nebraska this year...again!