De La Salle-Mission Viejo: First quarter thoughts

Well, Chace Bryson is in southern California covering the game and I am left here to watch the DLS/Mission Viejo game on Fox Sports Net-Bay Area. But, you know what I can do that he can’t? I can talk to you, the people. After one quarter, De La Salle held a 14-7 lead and actually scored the last 14 points of the quarter after the Diablos got on the board first. DLS benefited from a big run by Tito Pica that set up a 1-yard touchdown plunge by Kylan Butler and then a big pass from Mike MacGillivray to Mike Czyz for a touchdown.

I’m impressed with De La Salle’s team speed. On TV it looks like they weren’t quite ready for Mission Viejo’s spread offense and really you can’t blame them for taking a while to adjust. The Spartans haven’t seen a spread like this yet this year. What is most encouraging for DLS fans has to be the way the Spartans have adjusted. I’m very impressed with Mission Viejo’s QB, Allen Bridgford, RB Craig Woods and WR/DB Alex Mascarenas. Other than that though, I think DLS is blowing Mission Viejo off the ball and it’s only a matter of time before they break it open.

More to come at halftime
-Ben Enos