De La’s in the house! Lights out punks! Another state championship- oh I forgot, all those old ones were only mythical- they aren’t supposed to count. Anyway, Crenshaw played a good game and is a top notch team. If they’re # 5 in nation going in, De La got to finish in the top 10.
It’s great to finish out the year being right. It’s great teaching the haters a lesson. De La Salle is very humble. That’s one of their secrets. When you can overcome a 14 pt. deflict and score 28 straight, that’s character. With or without the black mamba, De La wins this game.
Snoop Dog being a Poly grad, was he still pissed off at DLS routing Poly 28-07 in 2003 and beating them in Long Beach in 2002? I know he’s doing good things with his football league, but I thought he would at least say a couple of cudos for DLS after touting Crenshaw. Poly has a lot of respect for De La, thought Snoop would chime in, it would have made for s interesting story.
It was great to see Blanton, Walsh and Galli on at half being humble and saying good things about their Alma. Three very successful coaches who don’t bitch and moan. Leaders on and off the field that build character and young men for the future. Good represents on the BSAL, WCAL and BVAL. It’s interesting, all those programs have a good degree of success from three De La Salle former players and coaches. It must be in the water.
Let’s see if I’ve got this right, De La beats Serra ranked # 1 in San Mateo county, Loses to to national powers, one by going for 2 in ot, beats Pittsburg(3rd in EB ranking, beats MV twice, 2nd in EB ranking, beats Foothill twice(5th in EB ranking), beats Amador(EB ranked), beats San Ramon( EB ranked) and beats another national power Crenshaw(ESPN 5 ranked in country). And some fools say they are not playing anyone? Forget Grant, bring on some more SoCal schools. Remember, Yo Mama said!
TERRON WARD DOES NOT HOLD DE LA SALLE RUSHING RECORD! After thinking about it for a little bit after the game was over, came to the realization that all of the yards accumlated tonight do not count for Terron. Walsh is still the current record holder.
Tonight’s game was a State Bowl game. First, there were no CIF Bowl Games and in 1992 when Walsh set the school record. Secondly, you have to be selected by a committee to even play in a bowl game, you can’t win your way into one. There were other undefeated teams that did not get into this game. It is not on the schedule, nor part of a Section playoff.
Bottom line, there are more games now than in 1992! Give me 162 games running the ball and I am sure I could break both of their records.
In all of the years I have watched the De La Salle machine, last night’s win over one of the most physically talented, speed gifted and well coached team like Crenshaw, that was one of the best wins ever for DLS. And, with a Soph at quarterback.
erik, all postseason games count. yes there are two more games but thats how it goes. technically you have to win your way into a bowl game. because you have to win a section title to be eligible in the first place. the only undefeated NorCal team to not get selected for this game was Rocklin and they still played the D2 game. Get over it. and not to take anything away from Walsh’s spectacular season but I think it would be fair to say the overall level of competition DLS faced this year was much higher then when Walsh played.
Ward did not play in all the games. He sat out the 1st round of the playoffs to rest up the ankle. His stats are amazing. Yds per carry were unbelievable. He is the best back in the bay area this year- no question about it- the rest played against a whole different level of comp- it’s like grade school compared the college. Not only that, he’s 5’6, a lighter version of MJD.
QB – Houston returning. WR’s Williams and Shapirro back, Wynn back, Barton back, Renult back, undefeated JV team. Last nite one announcer says they are a favorite to return to Carson next year, I’ll settle for a NCS championship and go from there, however I do think it will trip # 5 to SoCal. The defense is going to be a nationally rated squad. Renegades, how do you figure DLS finishes in the nation after last night- top 10-15?
big joe no i think top 10 or 15 would be a little bit of a stretch. Still lost twice doesn’t matter when. Top twenty five definitely. My opinion is there were a lot of good teams in California this year. There were not any great teams. DLS, Crenshaw, Servite, Rocklin, I’ll put Grant in there, Edison these were all pretty good teams. But I didn’t see that one great team that has been there in the past.
BTW did anyone else notice DLS had one penalty called on them the whole game?
Nice dialog among all the high school football fans. DLS belonged in the Open division and proved it.
This is way off the line of conversation here but I have to say that I have never seen a team play as dirty as Rocklin did last night. I’ve lived in northern Cal all my life and I found myself rooting for Servite!
There’s a fine line between playing hard-nosed and playing dirty but Rocklin was so far over that line that it doesn’t matter how fine the line is. When an entire team plays like that, the coaches are to blame. Shame on them!
Just read a blog on the LA Times. An article says that because De La got an 80 page game program and a sports information director, they have an atvantage.
I thought football was played on the field. Snoop Dog is a multi-multi millionare- let him shore up some dough for whatever and he can be their information director. Does Snoop Dog do anything for his alum Long Beach Poly? Never heard him once say anything about them back in the mid 2000′s. when playing De La.
Funny how the media plays this stuff, it’s all about the money.
Yomama: Also read that article. Coach Lad’s quote is hilarious and pretty much wraps up his philosophy on the game. What the LA Times also fails to point out is when exactly DLS’ alumni in the pros are going to turn around and donate a $80,000 weight room.
I remember when SoCal teams came North and played at Owen-Owens Field, they were not impressed with the facilities. The weight room is pretty Spartan. They could use a new one. Don’t think we’ll see that anytime soon.
no i bet he will stay at least through houston’s career. Remember Bart’s grandfather was Lad’s high school coach. There are some strong ties there. Lad credits his high school coach as being his teacher.
Actually the guys that have played in the pros from DLS could put that kind of money up maybe they should do it together. 15 grand from each, we could have a pretty nice weight room. Of course the question would be where to put it. There is no space for a bigger facility.
Toomer 31M in this decade, (MJD only 2.1M, Landri, Guiterrez <1M); and all you're asking is 80K?
Gbaja-Biamila (29M) at least had some spare change.
Granpa's not holding the bag of dough… what's the deeper story here with the spartan-wolverine-giant? Has he already given? how much?
Renegades10…… Technically means absolute exact correct whatever, and technically, you can NOT play your way into a CIF State Bowl Game. Just ask Nevada Union from Div I in San Jauqin Section. You have to be asked to play in the game by the committee, and of course De La Salle belonged there, but bottom line is that it is an exclusionary game and the CIF Bowls didn’t exist in 1992. Walsh is still the record holder for De La Salle.
As for YoMama comments, 4 things in the Bay Area are certain, death taxes, De La Salle and Bay Bridge closures!!
there are two criteria to getting selected for bowl games right? Yes getting selected by a committee is one of them and…winning your section title. You can’t lose and get selected. You have to win. And you can’t even be looked at for a bowl game unless you win first. So therefore it stands to reason that a team must win their way into a bowl game because if you lose their is no bowl game. BTW NCS playoffs are exclusionary as well (not including this year). A committee picks and seeds the teams and some are left home. It used to be only eight teams were picked.
I saw the Rocklin game, too and wasn’t at all surprised to see the one player from rocklin step on the qtr backs hand but was disappointed to see the unsportsmanship. I only saw half of the Dela game, but the first half Crenshaw was trying to give Dela the business, but Dela’s defense didn’t give up. Also, I was impressed with the discipline of the Crenshaw team, which proves city kids can be disciplined,too and Crenshaw’s o-line was bigger than Dela’s d-line. Congratulations Modesto-Christian and Dela for pulling out the wins for Nor Cal.
Congratulations to the boys from Sparta! Wow! An amazing display of poise under pressure. I was at the game and as a DLS faithful, I can tell you that the Shaw is the real deal. Lighting fast, disciplined and overall great display of sportsmanship! BTW, Don Bosco was crowned mythical national champion today. Congrats Ironmen! Congratulations to all the NCal teams for representing the North very well this weekend!
That is a pretty good ranking I think for a team that started off the season slow, but really turned it up at the end to win the CIF State Championship Title. Crenshaw also stayed in top 30 at #29 season end.
I didn’t get a chance to see the game, but I did catch a highlight of Ward’s TD when Mamba got hurt. I’m sure if Mamba knew in advance that even though he was going to be successful in causing the fumble it wasn’t going to count, he would have just let him score and not gotten hurt. A major turning point in the game to be sure. I can’t believe he only got 6 carries, but scored 2 long TDs and impressed everyone so much. Is he just a junior?
The difference is that DLS is much deeper than Shaw and had Ward gone down like that, they still had Anderson to carry the load, while Shaw’s offense halted. Unfortunately, injuries are part of the game, even at the high school level.
Well from what I understand he injured that same ankle during their first game of the year and it was a big reason he was playing primarily defense for most of the year. They really didn’t use him a lot at RB until the City Final and against DLS until he went down. He is without a doubt one of the most electrifying players you will ever see at the high school level. Some people have been saying that Pete Carroll was watching him as an eighth grader. He reminds me quite a bit of Reggie Bush but he may be a little quicker and hits that hole harder then Bush did. It will be fun to watch him develop and yes he is only a junior. Guys like that don’t come around very often.