Starting from the 2018-2019 school year, the Pacific Coast League (PCL) will undergo some changes that may drastically affect the competition between Northwood and other teams.
Beginning next year, Portola High will replace Corona del Mar in PCL, making PCL an all-Irvine league. These changes are a part of the overall Orange county releaguing plan, with the league now including Northwood, Beckman, Irvine, Woodbridge, University and Portola for a two-year cycle.
In football, CdM has dominated for the past five years in PCL, according to The Daily Pilot. They have gone undefeated in the PCL and have secured the league title every year since 2010, except for in 2011. The replacement of CdM with Portola, a school that has only had junior varsity and frosh-soph football, will be an interesting one that can give Northwood and its competitors a better chance at earning a league title.
While CdM will still be a part of the league for the rest of this year, Timberwolves can look forward to seeing how these changes will affect Northwood’s chances at a league title in different sports.