Holy Moly! What the (Red) Devil is going on at Mt. Diablo?
Suffice it to say, I was not expecting a 17-14 2OT victory for the Red Devils. I doubt Campolindo was expecting it either. Wow. Good for Mt. D. But as happy as I am for the team, I won’t be picking them to win at Las Lomas this Friday.
I have to admit that the Mt. Diablo finish wasn’t the only DFAL result that raised my eyebrows. I thought Alhambra’s win at Miramonte was a big win for the Bulldogs, and solidifies their presence as real league title contender. Acalanes also looked good for the second week in a row.
Outside the DFAL, most of the games played out as expected.
De La Salle supposedly looked very polished on its national stage in Ohio…Pittsburg stood tall in a losing effort at Long Beach Poly. The game was also a coming-out party for senior WR Kevin Bowler. Also, it’s getting harder and harder to look at QB Kraig Pifer as a weakness for the Pirates…The EBAL powerhouses (Foothill, Monte Vista and San Ramon Valley) continues to roll in its nonleague contests.
Clutch Performance of the Week: This goes to College Park QB Joey York, who led a game-winning fourth quarter drive and scored the winning TD with 11 seconds to go.
Week 3 game I’m most looking forward to: Irvington at Amador Valley. Both teams are ranked in the Times Top 10, and though I expect the Dons to win, it should be much closer than the 2005 result of 40-14.
See you Thursday for the FRIDAY FORECAST.