PALO ALTO — Adversity appeared to find Oak Grove at multiple points this fall.
A dreadful shutout loss on Aug. 31 while dedicating its field to legendary coach Ed Buller didn’t set the right tone. Another blowout two weeks later meant many could’ve written the Eagles off.
Even earlier in the week, a lockdown after the discovery of a homemade bomb on the campus parking lot forced Tuesday’s practice to be canceled.
Three days later, Oak Grove advanced to the Central Coast Section II championship game after a wild 40-36 affair on the road at Palo Alto.