Foothill High basketball wins first championship in 18 years


Foothill High School held a rally to celebrate both the boys’ basketball and soccer teams for winning valley championships.

“That was the sweetest thing–that it wasn’t just boys basketball, but it’s also boys soccer,” said varsity boys basketball coach, Wesley Davis III.

The Trojans soccer team won their first ever championship against their rivals, Mira Monte.

In basketball, they took down Bakersfield Christian, 56 to 50. It’s their first Central Section title since 2000.

That was the year senior Edward Turner was born–or as his team calls him, Squid.

“Eighteen years ago, he was born, and he was destined to be a champion here at Foothill following his father’s footsteps,” Davis said.

Before that, Turner’s father Joe was on the team when they won the championship in 1988.

“Knowing that he had a history here at Foothill, seeing the banner up there–the 1988 state banner–it inspired me,” Edward said.

At six-foot-seven, he’s the tallest on the team–a trait he gets from his dad.

“I’ve always looked up to him,” Edward said. “I grew up watching my dad coach. I’ve always wanted to be a part of that.”

The Trojan basketball team is now aiming for March 9th, the state championship game in Sacramento.

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