About Jim Evans

Michael McDonald: An icon with staying power

By Jim Evans | October 18, 2019

It’s hard enough to become a music icon. But you’ve reached an entirely different stratosphere when your talent and voice remain relevant for decades on end with nary a sign of deterioration. When, in baseball parlance, you haven’t lost anything off your fastball and you can still bring the heat. When your staying power and ability to sound forceful yet […]

Orange Glen comes alive in needed win over Classical

By Jim Evans | October 17, 2019

It may not have been an absolute must-win scenario for the Orange Glen football team but if it wasn’t, it was damn close! In real need of a victory after having lost three out their last four games and coming off a lopsided 73-32 defeat to powerhouse Bishop’s the week before, the Patriots were fully aware that a turnaround was […]

White Tigers continue their resurgence

By Jim Evans | October 11, 2019

In yet another example that they have awakened from a deep football slumber that lasted the previous two seasons, the Escondido Charter White Tigers added yet another victory to their 2019 resume with a 24-0 shutout win over visiting Army-Navy last Saturday night. With their latest triumph, the White Tigers evened their overall record at 3-3 but perhaps even more […]

Sizzling Dragons are prep football’s feel-good story

By Jim Evans | October 03, 2019

A strong case can be made that Escondido’s San Pasqual Academy might have the most unique and interesting football team in the entirety of San Diego County.  The distinctions that separate the Dragons from the norm are both plentiful and conspicuous. To begin with, SPA fields a reduced roster of just 12 participants. In addition, instead of playing conventional 11-Man […]

Golden Eagles bear down to win rivalry game over OG

By Jim Evans | September 26, 2019

In a riveting game that featured four lead changes and was certainly one of the most entertaining in pursuit of the Battle of the Bear trophy, San Pasqual High parlayed a ground-oriented drive into a clutch fourth-quarter touchdown that enabled the visitors to outlast host Orange Glen 28-22. This marked the sixth consecutive victory for SP over their nearby neighbors […]

A new era dawning for White Tiger football

By Jim Evans | September 12, 2019

Having highly-respected good guy Jon Goodman come over from Classical Academy to become the new head football coach at Escondido Charter was a huge get for the White Tigers.  Not only had Goodman guided the Caimans to three trips to the CIF semifinals but he had done so while fostering an environment where the overall development of the individual player […]

Local football rundown

By Jim Evans | September 12, 2019

With the football season well underway, let’s check out how the local teams fared last Friday as well as those that enjoyed an off-week. Calvin Christian – The Crusaders’ record fell to 0-3 when they lost a rare double forfeit game against Public Safety Academy (San Bernardino). In a nutshell, what that means is that both teams will be charged […]

Esco’s quick strikes down gritty Patriots

By Jim Evans | September 05, 2019

In a startling display of long-distance bombing that evoked fond memories of the old pass-happy AFL or some point-a-minute video game, the host Escondido Cougars unleashed an awesome aerial assault on the Orange Glen Patriots last Friday night that proved decisive during a 49-29 victory at Wilson Stadium. The impressive performance marked the 16th consecutive triumph for Cougs over their […]

Cougars seem primed to make a move

By Jim Evans | August 23, 2019

You can hear it in Jud Bordman’s voice. You can see it in his eyes. Moreover, the positive body language that the Escondido High football coach exhibits is another telltale sign.  In a nutshell, the fourth-year Cougar head man is as upbeat and pumped as he can be about the team’s prospects for the upcoming season. And why shouldn’t he […]

What’s in store with the Pats’ encore?

By Jim Evans | August 16, 2019

There’s little doubt that it will take one hell of a lot for the Orange Glen football team to duplicate its massive accomplishments of 2018.  En route to a historic season that saw the Patriots win 10 games, capture a CIF title and advance all the way to a California state championship game, OG established a breathtaking standard. In many […]