Dennis Riedmiller feels like more like a general manager after the trading deadline this month than the Camarillo High football head coach.
The Scorpions (2-3) welcomed starting quarterback Travis Valdez back for last week's 49-15 win over Oak Park. The junior had missed the first four games of the season with a broken hand.
"It's like making a trade," said Riedmiller. "All of a sudden you have this stud coming in that you've never had. That's what we've got with Valdez."
Tonight, when surprising Channel Islands (4-1) visits, Camarillo is boosted by the return of junior slot receiver Corbin Covey, who missed the first half of the season with ankle surgery.
"He'll really help our offense out," said Riedmiller.
Covey had 26 catches for 393 yards as a sophomore.