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DLS picked No. 3 in preseason poll

By Ben Enos
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 at 5:29 pm in East Bay Football.

With the calendar turning to June, we’re starting to see some preseason projections for the next football season.

Maxpreps.com leads the way, and they’ve picked De La Salle as the No. 3 team in the country at this point. The Spartans obviously return a lot, and I’m sure we’ll spend an entire offseason looking forward to the big game against St. Thomas Aquinas.

Interestingly enough, Maxpreps picks former Spartans foe Don Bosco Prep as the No. 1 team in the nation. The Ironmen play Mission Viejo this season in another foray into California.

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  • http://Bluedog2 George Manley

    Any Body that watched the Pittsburg Jamboree last year got a good.. look at the 10-0 JV team that is moving up for the 2011 season…they were way ahead of past JV teams at DLS…So the early going could be rough, but the Spartans will be hard to beat after that..A real challenge locally will be Bellermine with 18 returning for the 2011 season….The Belles only draw back will be a lack of speed, but some one could walk in and change all that….

  • renegades10

    With Cotton leaving and Te’o out for the start of the season at least, it is going to be interesting to see how DLS responds. Some of the younger players will need to step up. Of course having a proven winner at QB always makes the task a little less daunting.

  • Prep Fan

    Where did Cotton go and what happened to Te’o?

  • S1lverngreen

    Prep,
    Knee injury for JT, unknown circumstances on MMC leaving.

  • S1lverngreen

    Prep,
    I assume you saw the Max Preps write up yes?

  • Prep Fan

    No. I haven’t been in football mode. I’ll check it out though. Thanks.

  • Davona Drive

    DLS QB Bart Houston has a verbal commitment to Wisconsin. In recent seasons the EBAL has provided D-1 teams with the following QB’s. Brett Nottingham (MV) Stanford; Sean Mannion (Foothill) Oregon State and Joe Southwick (SRV) Boise State. Now will Houston will continue the trend.

    2012: Sophomore Joe Southwick appears to be the top choice to replace senior Kellen Moore after he graduates.

    Sean Mannion will be a freshman after redshirting in 2010. He is currently behind junior starter Ryan Katz. Plus they have sophomore’s Jack Lomax (son of ex-NFL Neil Lomax), and Cody Vaz (St. Mary’s – Stockton, CA) on their depth chart.

    Brett Nottingham is one of seven QB’s behind current starter Andrew Luck. Next season Nottingham will most likely battle Evan Crower and Josh Nunes for the starting job.

  • Davona Drive

    Oh and SRV senior QB Zach Kline is a verbal commit to Cal. So two EBAL QB’s headed to D-1 in 2012.

  • Davona Drive

    Speaking of Cal. How has Tedford managed to let guys like Mannion; Nottingham, and Southwick slip away? I think the Golden Bears will do okay with junior Zach Maynard (A transfer from the University of Buffalo). He did well as a starter for Buffalo in 2009. Then hopefully sophomore Alan Bridgford or incoming freshman Kyle Boehm can replace Maymard in 2013.

    But back to Tedford, ever since he found Aaron Rodgers at Butte CC, he has not been able to procure and groom good QB’s. The best since Rodgers was probably Nate Longshore. Prior to Rodgers he inherited senior Kyle Boller. He was able to transform Boller into a 1st round draft pick. Then enhance Rodgers’ skills obviously.

    But Kevin Riley never developed into a top Pac-10 QB. Riley was a pretty highly ranked prospect out of high school. Senior Brock Mansion was another highly touted QB prospect out of Dallas, Texas. Then there was that NorCal QB who wound up transferring to San Jose State. He was another QB with good potential coming out of high school.

    I think Dennis Dixon (San Leandro HS/Oregon/Steelers) would have been a nice fit to replace Rodgers. Dixon played at Oregon between 2004-07. Tedford also let MV’s Kyle Wright (Miami, FL) and SRV’s Sam Keller (ASU/Nebraska) get away. They too could have replaced Rodgers after the 2004 season.

  • s1lverngreen

    Cal offered LB Michael Hutchings from DLS (whom by the way, also received an offer from USC) Barton is a Cal Verbal commit. My understanding is that Shaq Thompson (Grant) although he retracted his verbal from Cal, is still very much in the mix. I think Cal certainly is scouring the Bay Area for talent. Let’s not forget they picked up Wilkerson from Monte Vista the same year Nottingham took off to Stanford. Hmm, seems like Cal likes the local LB crop. S

  • c.sparks

    TEDFORD DID NOT FIND AARON ROGERS… Aaron was there when he join Cal… same with joey harrinton, same with david Carr, same with smith… HE IS NOT A qb “GURU” .. how is that possible when he never recruited those kids.? they jus happen to be there when he jumped ship… smh people these days.. do your research.. he hasn’t developed no QB himself

  • BadNewsBear

    Hey C. sparks: Why don’t YOU do your research? Tedford did recruit Rodgers (noticed him when he was recruiting the TE Garret Cross).

    Rodgers played at Cal in 2003 and 2004. Tedford started at Cal in 2002, so Rodgers was NOT there when he started.

  • bhsfan

    badnewsbear
    ur right i actually heard that same story from the butte head coach at the time

  • c.sparks

    #12 correct. I meant kyle boller, I didnt know why that slipped my mind..