It was a very good weekend for Trent Dilfer around high school athletic circles.
The ESPN analyst for the NFL and Elite 11 football camp director, watched his former high school squad Aptos (Calif.)
defeat St. Ignatius 41-35 for the Central Coast Section Division III football title on Friday.
Dilfer starred at Aptos before embarking on a college career at Fresno State and then a Super Bowl-winning NFL career. Dilfer is still quite close with the Aptos program, which named its football field after Dilfer's late son Trevin, who died at age 5 in 2003 of heart disease.
Two of Dilfer's three daughters play volleyball at Valley Christian (San Jose)
, which Saturday won the CIF State championship at Sierra Canyon College in Orange. Their father was there to see them play.
The Warriors defeated Central Valley Christian
in three games and senior Maddie Dilfer
, a 5-foot-11 senior setter who has earned a scholarship to Notre Dame, had eight kills and 22 assists. She finished with 273 kills (third on the team), 629 assists (second) and 372 digs (second).
"She has exceeded any parent's wildest dreams in terms of character and leadership qualities as a volleyball player," Trent Dilfer told the Fresno Bee last week. "She's an epic competitor and as good as I've ever seen in terms of work ethic."
Her younger sister, freshman Tori Dilfer
was a reserve setter for the Warriors and eight kills, 22 aces, 165 digs and 60 assists heading into the championship match.See complete state championship roundup