No excuses. Congrats to SRV. Another year,Another disapointment. wasn’t at the game, but I want know why we are passing the ball in the redzone on the one yard line with one of the best running tandems in the area? That was a buzzkill. Coach Zuber has some explaining to do.
MiraMan!! Where ya at!!! Ya boys jumped out 14-0 and then Zip! Got 48 straight dropped on ya!! The Student Has Surpassed the Master! I usually don’t gloat like this but MiraMan U was talking big smack! Well ya boys got Whooped!! All Props to Miramonte for a good season and Much Respect to Coach Schram a real Gentleman. That being said…. MiraMan don’t hide now! And As always… Jet Pride is State Wide!
That # 5 for Freedom is a baller! Congratulations Freedom on a nice season. Spartans played with a purpose tonight…who will it be Pitt or the Jackets? Kriart, Pitt G give us your take on tomorrow’s match…
Pitt definitely has the motivation. But it depends on which Pitt team shows up. The one thing that should aid Pitt (not saying it guarantees a win) they will be playing with a few more lineman tomorrow who were suspended the first time against Berkeley. But I think Berkeley is a different team, playing with a great deal of confidence.
“Upset” in Union City: #7 beats an undefeated #2. Looks like the MVAL schedule didn’t prepare Logan for the playoffs yet again. Only 14 points against an SRV defense that gave up more than 30 points 4 times and even gave up 20 to Washington. They did hold SRV to 28, but the Wolves had 14 in the 1st quarter. Could be another SRV-MV matchup next week in the semis if the Stangs can pull off another “upset” tomorrow night.
Watched the SRV/Logan game tonight and had a couple impressions:
a) Kline is as advertised.
b) Logan’s weak pre-season slate (Heritage, SL, Foothill,Arroyo hurt them). To make up for the the weak MVAL they need 2 of the following teams on their non-league schedule MV, SRV or Cal High or another throwing team like Mitty from CCS. Conversely SRV’s league slate and non league slate (Mitty) prepared them well for this game.
c) The Logan QB losing his footing multiple times was surprising considering it is their home field and you would think they would have that (footwear issue) resolved by now.
d) Logan had a problem getting plays in the whole night which was another issue that you would think would be ironed out by now. SRV also got called once but didn’t seem to have issues after the first call.
e) Hats off to SRV. The onside kick caught JL completely off guard. Kline picked apart the JL defense methodically this evening.
e) With Long and Beasly coming back next year perhaps this will motivate the kids and the coaching staff to step up their game for next year. SRV vs MV should be good next week.
Ok Pitt G,
You sound like a politician with your answer! Come on! How about Pitt rolls and looks forward to a DLS….ha, ha, you are like me, never look past your next opponent. Best of luck tomorrow night! Will try to sneak over to Comet land to check your boys out. Shoul be a good one.
DLS must have been angry after only scoring 24 in their last game against the Grizz. That 70 spot was the most they have scored in the last 8 years, tied only with the 70 they hung on Heritage last season in the playoffs. I’m sure Sparty will be anxiously awaiting the winner of tomorrow night’s rematch between Pitt & Berkeley.
Encinal looked really good in the big win over Miramonte. The Jets defense is remarkable and shut down R. Anderson. He had nowhere to run or pass all night. Very impressive win tonight over a quality team.
Congrats to Encinal on a truly great game. I was really impressed with the way they played especially since they didn’t look that good versus Tam.
Their O-line was just to big for our undersized line. On offense, Anderson made some good throws early, but then missed a few later that cost us.
Bo Banks is the best High School player I’ve seen this season – on both sides of the ball. Trodder good also, but benefits alot from great line. All three of the Ve’e brothers played well. I would actually give props to the younger one for getting in the backfield and disrupting/sacking Andersons often.
Congratulations to the Jets for their Campolindo like impersonation against Miramonte. Very similar scores except Campo shut out the Mats until garbage time in the 4th Quarter.
Please stop with the weak DFAL comments though. Encinal has no room to speak in the ever-so-tough BSAL. Team for team, the DFAL would swamp the BSAL in any year you would like to compare.
“Not a powerhouse?
Oh Boy, 2012, BVAL Expert, Big Dog, Yo Mama, et al, you have every right to scream out JET PRIDE, but you don’t see any DFAL supporters ragging on the BSAL when, for instance, St. Mary’s, Moreau or Piedmont lost their 1st round games.
Show some class, we all know Encinal is a good team and has been since Campo eliminated them at the swamp 4 years ago. To disparage the DFAL when all evidence to the contrary says it is still a very good league, especially as compared to the BSAL, is a bad look and more than anything else highlights your insecurities with respect to all things Encinal.
Good luck against, in all likelihood, Marin Catholic. I’m sure their coaches were there to see the dynamic duo of Trodder & Banks wreak havoc a completely outmanned Miramonte team. I was truly impressed how just two players can take over a game.
Doubtful Campolindo will get to face Encinal this year, but I think it would be a great game.
I don’t think the “other D1 semi” can be considered the public school championship when teams like Freedom, Cal, Pitt & Berkeley are left out and teams like Logan and SL are included. In years when the 2 best public schools are actually seeded #2 & #3 that might make more sense, but certainly not this year.
The Encinal announcer and the whole John “Lennon”, “Lafayette”, any name that begins with “L” Trodder nonsense was also very juvenile. Although the men in the booth seemed to be quite pleased with themselves. One piece of advice to the announcer, you have a great voice……don’t ruin any more of John Trodder’s accomplishments by playing games with his name; be a professional.
DRob16. You are absolutely right, it is more than Banks & Trodder. Ve’e played well at QB and the OL & DL were dynamic. It’s just those two guys played about as perfect 2 Quarters of Football as I’ve seen recently, I just wanted to single them out.
Rednblue get lost nobody cares what league your from its about the team. Miramonte got whopped there defense is soft real soft. Will see what you guys do tomorrow all i know is the bsal has a team in the semi’s what dfal got? Lol how many playoff games you win with those ve’e?
Prep Fan #32, Thanks for interpreting my backhanded but not-so-subtle take on the seeding mess. BUT, that does not discount the entertainment value of the “2011 Battle of Danville II” compared to the other D-1 semi (BIG YAWN(!)).
I am waiting, but not holding my breath, for SL to live up to that seeding….
Games are won in the trenches and Encinal definitely won the trenches tonight. But this was only round two, it is definitely going to get tougher next week. I expect MC to win tomorrow and I’m looking forward to the MC/Jets matchup next week and the CN vs Campo/BOD winner. Looks like CN also cruised to an easy victory, 35-7.
Tough loss for CSD, went for 2 at end of 4th and their db made a fantastic play to tip ball away.
The boys played their hearts out and was unable to hold on 13-7 lead.
My only gripe is asking the boys to travel 7-9 hours of bus riding to play hooka on the same day(due to thanksgiving). I think ncs needs to be considerate of schools that are travelling long mileages. This is playoffs football and travel distance needs to have some restrictions to allow teams to recover from road travel.
CSD- sounds like it was agood game. By the way Eureka had to travel to play Encinal last year. The team left on Thanksgiving day. I know the players didn’t mind. It is the play-offs and some teams would rather still be playing than not.
Well, BleacherCoach. Neither of us was expecting that. But your Novato boys played hard and didn’t quit, which was a great thing to see. I was disappointed that one team had to get a personal foul on what seemed like every PAT. I couldn’t see what went on, but the fouls committed by both teams was a bit frustrating. I dare ask, though. Do you still think Novato has the best run defense in D3?
djgaucho: Bishop O’Dowd has quite a couple of weeks to get to the championship. They have to beat Campolindo and Newman, two teams that are better coached and gameplan better than Bishop O’Dowd. I highly doubt they will get by both. Maybe they can upset Campolindo tonight…maybe. But I can’t see them getting past Cardinal Newman in Santa Rosa. BOD got dominated by Newman at home last year. I’d predict more of the same. I think we’ll have a reprise of the Holy War that used to be a huge game up here between Cardinal Newman and Marin Catholic at Rancho Cotate. But I won’t be surprised if Encinal upsets Marin Catholic again, since it’s all starting to look like last year. If Campolindo wins, which I think they will with some reservation, we’ll have 1. Marin Catholic vs. 4. Encinal and 2. Cardinal Newman vs. 3. The DFAL champion (this year Campolindo). That would be just uncanny.
I attended the Freedom-De La Salle game last night to do some “scouting” Pitt; a few observations:
1) What’s up w/De La’s “lackluster” facilities? Their stadium is A LOT smaller than what you’d a expect for a program like theirs. It kinda sucked that we were stuck looking at the game from the end zone…lol. I wonder if the NCS ever considered asking DLS to host their playoff games @ DVC?
2) Except for Daniels (#5)…Freedom looked like they were in awe….& scared of DLS. Jordan Sheppard (#4) probably had the WORST game of his life. Freedom REALLY needed Dante Mayes last night!!
3) Somebody…I don’t care who it is….needs to call an *AGGRESSIVE* game when they play vs. De La Salle! You can’t play scared & conservative…because if you allow them to get in their comfort zone…they will STOMP YOU OUT! I would have an approach/game plan where I would COMPLETELY crowd the box to stuff the run & options off of it…& basically dictate to them that Bart Houston is goin to have to beat us through the air. Pitt & Berkeley are the most “athletic” teams left in the NCS…& are probably the only ones who have the athletes to pull this type of scheme off…
Overall though….Pitt would be a better matchup for DLS than Berkeley would. DLS could miss practice for the whole week….& still shut down Berkeley’s “one trick” pony offense. I’d go as far as predicting that Berkeley wouldn’t make it past the 50 on DLS’s 1st Team Defense if they’re still running that ZZZZzzzzz offense that they were running when I saw them play…
I agree the DLS facility is pretty pedestrian and so is the food at the game (worst in california )
Suppose they are not big on atmosphere.
Regarding Freedom: Its easy to talk about what teams could have or should have done vs. DLS (or that they looked in awe) but the fact is, they are faster, bigger, stronger, deeper than any team in the state and that is pretty much across the board. Sure a few more aggressive calls could help the cause of an opponent; but all in all, nobody is likely to hang with them.
I hope Pitt, should they beat Berkeley, comes inspired to do what they did in 1991.
@Greg: I hear what you’re saying….but I sometimes wonder if they ran a “conventional” offense…what they be AS dominating? These “Mis-direction” type offenses can be a real pain in the azz to deal with…especially at the high school level.
When De La travels outside the State…& gets *SMASHED* by The St. Thomas-Aquinas…& Don Bosco type programs…are those teams out-scheming DLS? Or…is it your argument of simple physics (bigger, faster, stronger)…?
Deer Valley’s team (overall) this year was not that great….but their Front 7 was *HUGE*…I mean STOUT at the point of attack. I will admit that it is laughable to mention DV in the same blog as DLS…but if you’re talking a matchup of STRICTLY DLS’s O-Line vs. DV’s Front 7….I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see DLS lose more than a few of those battles (in regards to who gets a better push in the trenches)…
Logan looked better in the beginning of the season. Playing in that weak ass league did not help them at all. Logan could not protect their qb. They also gave Klein a lot of time, no pressure at all. 10-0 before the playoffs don’t mean crap if you can’t compete in the playoffs. I can’t believe people talking about Logan was gonna give dls a challenge. no team in this area is giving dela any challenge anytime soon. Freedom certainly didn’t. That 1 score freedom had was on dls 3rd stringer or jv backups. I couldn’t believe freedom supporters really thought they had a chance. With or w/out mayes it would have been the same outcome. They got lucky with the win against cal. Pitt has the best chance to compete against dls, but will be out coached in the end. Good luck to Pitt tonight. All will end, and Dela will win it all, again…
DLS blows up bigger O-lines. DLS doesn’t use a traditional O because they do rely on the smaller quicker linemen. But take a look at what their line was doing to gorman at the end of the game last year. Gorman’s line was absolutely massive and in the 4th quarter they were gassed against DLS’ smaller but quicker line. DLs won’t win every single battle in the trenches it’s about who consistently wins them and DLS does that every game.
When it comes to playing DLS, the teams that play with them and have beat them up are the teams who can match them physically for the whole course of a game. Bosco, STA, those teams can do it so yes it comes down to having CONDITIONED athletes. Gorman last year had the athletes but at the end of the game they were tired, hands on hips, it was clear that physically DLS had won the battle.
A lot of spectators watch DLS and say, man a good team could play with these guys. But when those teams get on the field it’s a different story. Pitt has the athletes and they have a former Spartan varsity player on the team, which I don’t recall the last time DLS has played a team with former varsity player on it. But in 08 they were more talented than DLS but physically didn’t hold up over the course of the game. 04 same deal twice. It takes a lot of things going your way to beat DLS. Aggressive calls can help, but DLS makes great adjustments in game and last night they showed that they are adding some wrinkles to the offense.
Logan had no passing game last night, and SRV just took away the run and dared them to pass. 25 yards passing and just 14 points against a defense that was torched by both MV and Cal for more than 30 points. What works in MVAL play isn’t going to work against a solid team like SRV that has played a very tough schedule all year. Kline was on his game again last night and was 18 of 23 for 223 yards. Logan had no answer.
It looked like Logan was surprised by that onside kick in the first quarter last night. SRV has been trying onside kicks all season and wasn’t afraid to do it in the playoffs. Kudos to coach Kessler.
Logan had a good year against inferior competition this year (although they did get a big win against the #3 seed San Leandro). They should be a very good team next season with both Long and Beasley coming back. I hope they ramp up the preseason schedule so they are ready to compete come playoff time. Even if it means they might not be undefeated and the #2 seed, they need to face some good competiton so they don’t have the deer in the headlights look they did last night when faced with a good team (even if they were the #7 seed – Thanks NCS seeding committee).
Logan should be in pretty good shape next year. They’re have returning starters plus they’ll receive players from a Strong JV team that went 9-1 this season. They will also be physically bigger next year( JV had 6 lineman who were 250 or bigger). So size should not be a problem. Hopefully Zuber will schedule a stronger preseason schedule. Good luck 2 the rest of D-1 programs in the playoffs.
Real proud of my Healdsburg team for beating previously unbeaten St Helena on the road last night…give props to the Saints for a good season. Looking forward to next week (probably vs. Salesian). Go Hounds!
QUALITY analysis by HsFootball, Junior, & especially Renegades10…!!!
In retrospect….who would’ve thought that the 1st Pitt-Berkeley matchup would have such an effect on the playoff seedings & eventual matchups. Had Pitt held on for a win…
1) San Leandro doesn’t get the #3 seed; it’s obvious that they got it based on the fact that they beat Berkeley…who then beat Pitt. It’s a rudamentary seeding philosophy…but I digress…lol
2) Pitt more than likely secures the #3 seed….& Freedom doesn’t get stuck w/a #9 seed (Freedom’s only loss before last night was to Pitt).
3) Berkeley probably ends up getting seeded at no better than #7 (even that’s a stretch)…& is probably knocked out 1st Round. Hell…I’d go as far as saying that Antioch & most definitely Freedom would beat Berkeley.
The pressure tonight is MOST DEFINITELY on Pitt! They should be HEAVY favorites tonight; the problem is Pitt sometimes plays down to their comp. The only team who really “beat them” this yr. was Granite Bay; they gave away the Berkeley game(w/help of suspect officiating & crappy azz Kicker who shanked 3 XP’s)…& the Deer Valley loss was so flukey…it made you wonder if somebody paid the kids to lose the game…lol/smh. I just hope Pitt doesn’t start getting “tight” if Rudolfo gets off a few nice runs…
P.S.- Except for anyone who roots for Berkeley…I think it’s safe to say to nobody wants to see them play DLS. If you thought that Freedom got beat down last night….it would be 10X as bad if/when Berkeley plays them…
Pitt might match up better with De La salle but their is no way they can beat them. This isnt pitts physicalist team they’ve had. The best defense they had recently was in 09. For the last few years begging in 2010 there defense has been softer then usual, you cant make an argument saying that its still the same. If the teams in 09 and before, played these teams now then they would dominate the BVAL and play De La salle every year.
say what u want b high pitt beat a win is a win, its not like they never beat them b4 remember that was 3 in a row for b high over pitt, it wasnt like pitt threw int’s or had fumbles 2nd half they stopped pitt they couldnt drive at all in fact the only td in the 2nd half was a long bomb, no matter who wins its not an upset its the 4th and 5th seed and win the 1st meeting is a 1 point ot win it should b another classic
I went and witnessed the Encinal- Miramonte game also. First off I would like to point out that Miramonte’s Qb Anderson threw them out the game. He threw two back to back interceptions which totally took them out of the game. He threw in double coverge when he had multiple other recievers open. The slot was wide open all night, in which it looked like Miramonte lined up there best athelete in yet they refused to throw him the ball. Kevin Bozee scored early yet they never went back to him. The coaching was suspect if you ask me. Miramonte should have scored another touchdown in the end of the game to give them 21. They gave it to the Rb three times in a row, yet when they get down to the goaline they called a delayed run play which was not smart to run against a fast defense. This lead to them not scoring.
I was at the game and that pick in the redzone wasn’t from the one yard line. It was about from 14 yards out and they ran play action with a smash route. Slot receiver ran a corner and outside man running a hitch. The hitch was wide open at the sticks ,but for some reason prothro forced the ball into double coverage and the ball was picked off at the one. If he had thrown to the #1 receiver it would have been a first down and possibly a touchdown b/c there was no one around him. Not bad play calling just a big mistake by the QB…
And they did run the rock, but behind 2 scores with a few minutes remaining they were forced to throw the ball. SRV was basically in Cover 3 the whole night having 8 men in the box so it was tough to run. They were daring Logan to throw. On top of that they were very well coached and disciplined in their gap assignments so there were no big runs for logan. Think miles finished with 94 yards on 21 carries which is not bad, but not great either. I think Damond had a better game running the ball than Miles in this game even though he didn’t get nearly as many touches.
Armstrong who r u talking too……..common sense homie……MC,CN,and Encinal are the elite…….there is no arguement that those 3 squads are going to be there year in year out,please Encinal fans stop acting like an underdog or Cinderella…..they have the most speed,good size and great coaching……nothing has changed, but no coincidence that no other BSAL teams did Burying in the playoffs:………BSAL is garbage, but Encinal will always be good
Good points! I guess playing in that “tough” DFAL league took alot out of The Mat’s? The week in, week out “battles” of the DFAL must take too much out of a team for NCS?
Rankings, SOS, etc…all that stuff doesn’t take into account the great job of scouting that the Encinal coaching staff does. It also doesn’t take into account the hearts of the 25 players that The Jets throw out there weekly and yearly!
The gameplanning and scouting that Coach Tenorio shows is amazing! He doesn’t just pound teams weekly, or throw over teams weekly. It seems like every week he has different gameplans. This week it was pound the Mats, bring them to the LOS, then pass over them when they creep too much. Serra stopped the run, and he threw over them. Against St. Mary’s, I don’t think they threw the ball 5x? He sweeps all over some teams, and pounds at other teams with dives and misdirection. It’s really fun to watch. The kids deserve a ton of credit for being able to respond to different attacks each week as well.
I think the calpreps rankings are fairly accurate:
Rank School State League Division W-L League W-L Division W-L Rating Schedule Strength Opponents’ W-L
1 Marin Catholic (Kentfield, CA) team preview North Coast Marin County III 11-0 7-0 (1st) 5-0 44.9 9.3 61-58-1
WINS: #406 Vacaville (CA) (33-29), #1611 St. Ignatius (San Francisco, CA) (28-26), #2423 Novato (CA) (41-6), #2565 Berkeley (CA) (35-27), #5103 Tamalpais (Mill Valley, CA) (41-0), #5540 San Marin (Novato, CA) (45-23), #7487 Justin-Siena (Napa, CA) (35-13), #7829 Sonoma Valley (Sonoma, CA) (54-7), #8603 Terra Linda (San Rafael, CA) (41-21), #9181 Redwood (Larkspur, CA) (60-14), #13166 San Rafael (CA) (52-0), LOSSES: none
2 Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa, CA) team preview North Coast North Bay III 11-0-1 6-0 (1st) 4-0 44.4 14.3 69-63-1
WINS: #885 Valley Christian (San Jose, CA) (35-28), #1974 Concord (CA) (35-6), #2423 Novato (CA) (35-7), #2680 Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park, CA) (28-7), #4922 Carrillo [Maria] (Santa Rosa, CA) (50-7), #5540 San Marin (Novato, CA) (38-0), #5662 Montgomery (Santa Rosa, CA) (41-34), #6087 Alhambra (Martinez, CA) (34-7), #8209 Ukiah (CA) (31-3), #10221 Santa Rosa (CA) (45-7), #10881 Piner (Santa Rosa, CA) (49-0), LOSSES: none, TIES: #1211 Palma (Salinas, CA) (10-10)
3 Campolindo (Moraga, CA) team preview North Coast Diablo Foothill III 11-0 6-0 (1st) 6-0 32.9 3.8 61-56-1
WINS: #2931 Miramonte (Orinda, CA) (42-6), #3209 Las Lomas (Walnut Creek, CA) (31-22), #3808 Dublin (CA) (42-13), #5567 El Cerrito (CA) (16-13), #5973 Acalanes (Lafayette, CA) (42-7), #6087 Alhambra (Martinez, CA) (42-25), #7972 Dougherty Valley (San Ramon, CA) (38-21), #8257 Moreau Catholic (Hayward, CA) (37-14), #9056 Hercules (CA) (58-21), #10685 Ygnacio Valley (Concord, CA) (49-7), #11704 St. Patrick/St. Vincent (Vallejo, CA) (55-20), LOSSES: none
4 Encinal (Alameda, CA) team preview North Coast Bay Shore III 11-1 7-0 (1st) 4-0 32.3 0.6 57-70
WINS: #2931 Miramonte (Orinda, CA) (48-14), #5103 Tamalpais (Mill Valley, CA) (40-21), #7969 St. Mary’s (Albany, CA) (47-0), #8257 Moreau Catholic (Hayward, CA) (47-7), #9060 Piedmont (CA) (40-6), #9865 Hayward (CA) (27-0), #10010 Kennedy [John F.] (Richmond, CA) (55-22), #10475 Alameda (CA) (45-41), #11704 St. Patrick/St. Vincent (Vallejo, CA) (43-0), #13424 Albany (CA) (72-14), #13929 Swett [John] (Crockett, CA) (49-0), LOSSES: #236 Serra [Junipero] (San Mateo, CA) (34-28)
5 Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, CA) team preview North Coast Hayward Area III 9-2 7-0 (1st) 2-0 27.5 5.1 51-64-1
WINS: #4085 San Leandro (CA) (48-26), #4283 Castro Valley (CA) (36-17), #5896 Del Norte (Crescent City, CA) (41-0), #6775 Enochs [James C.] (Modesto, CA) (41-40), #6903 Tennyson (Hayward, CA) (42-19), #8054 Arroyo (San Lorenzo, CA) (40-0), #9865 Hayward (CA) (62-14), #12673 Mt. Eden (Hayward, CA) (56-0), #13473 San Lorenzo (CA) (50-12), LOSSES: #1128 Franklin (Elk Grove, CA) (42-26), #1611 St. Ignatius (San Francisco, CA) (35-20)
My comments are directed to those that have on those rose colored glasses and can’t see how good the Jets are and have been. I wish it was common sense, it would save me some typing.
However, I suggest you review the blog with respect to Encinal and why Encinal will not win against Team X in those leagues. I am glad you understand that the game is played on the field but others use every argument to justify why the Jets will not win (SOS. BSAL, Non-League games, Small Roster etc.). I don’t see that critic of MC or CN each week. I would be OK if the common sense argument was “Encinal will always be good” and we will see what they do on Fri or Sat but that wisdom seem to escape some until they again win on Fri or Sat.
My argument is simple. The Jets have been to the Championship game for the past few years and until they are beaten don’t underestimate their ability to continue this streak regardless of the new flavor of the season.
Spartans wore traditional home greens. They will not wear anything but their traditional colors for the rest of the season. Should they go to the SBG we may see a slight variation, similar to what they wore last year at Carson. For what it’s worth, fans and players were not particularly thrilled with the change in uniforms a few weeks ago.
MV picking up the pace but mostly runs because SL is not jamming the box. 2 straight sacks by SL leaves MV a long FG attemptthat is wide right from 35+. SL takes over at their 21. On the SL side and I can hear the MV parents coaching from the stands.
SL mixing up the runs and passes, much contrasted to Logan last night. Still 6-0 SL with 6+ left in the half. SL tries another long pass that is underthrown. MV takes over after a short punt at their 42.
I hope bod beats campolindo. We beat them in 2004 for the section championship 35-21 against one of the top qbs in the area. Completly dominated the game! Love my section ring. They had lost one game and we were the best rushing attack. Odowd baby dragon pride! May not be a fan of the coaching staff but i dont want them to lose to them.
November 26th, 2011 at 10:53 am
I attended the Freedom-De La Salle game last night to do some “scouting” Pitt; a few observations:
1) What’s up w/De La’s “lackluster” facilities? Their stadium is A LOT smaller than what you’d a expect for a program like theirs. It kinda sucked that we were stuck looking at the game from the end zone…lol. ………”
Yo ATrueSay…..Not so loud cuz. If word gets out to all those prospective 5th & 6th graders our future is doomed. Besides they don’t call ‘em The Spartans for nothing….and hafta agree with Greg @ #58, you’re too kind…only in Cali ?? the food is right up there with Cordon Blew.
Going to a DLS game is like flying in today’s market….get there early and bring your own eats….at least you don’t have to take off your shoes and empty any liquids.
It was good for Berkeley to stay home. Next week would have been in the seventies. Pitt is a class program and has a long tradition and respect for De La Salle. You won’t hear too much from them up to game time- Galli will see to that.
You throw Salesian in the BSAL and some past SPSV teams and they clearly with of course Encinal run through that DFAL sissy league. Those kids are eatin’ THanksgiving left overs in front of the fire while their old mans are bitchin’ about what if.
Over 100 kids in BOD’s program at $15K per kid to learn how to play football and bring home a Championship, over $1.5 million just flushed down the toilet at the hands of the Cougars. Newman is next and then Marin (unless the Jets beat us to it). Suckers!
Perhaps the 34-17 Campo win will silence many (too much to ask for all) critics who thought they couldn’t hang with an athletic team. I agree with those who say its not about the league, though the DFAL is a very good league.
Campo won their 12th game tonight executing yet another unique game plan taylored to defeat their latest foe. Campo negated O’Dowd’s running game and forced them to pass in the 2nd half playing into the strength of Campo’s secondary with 2 interceptions. Meanwhile QB Stephens ran more tonight than likely the first 11 games combined, controlling the 2nd half and keeping the ball away from O’Dowd. Campo’s defense shut out the Dragon’s in the 2nd half.
So now its on to Cardinal Newman who has ended Campo’s season twice in the last 4 seasons. Bet on Coach Macy to draw up another game plan to give them a chance next week against the Cardinal. With this win Coach Macy has to be voted Coach of the year in the East Bay.
dls vs pitt will be better that the freedom game. pitt has defense, and will match up better on the trenches. something freedom could not do. pitt is the best the bval has to offer this year and next. freedom was good, but don’t have the same weapons that pitt has. also pitt won’t be too scared like freedom was last night. pitt has more physicality than freedom. remember freedom got that butt whooping from pitt in the beginning of league play. i do believe that dls will still win, by how much is the question. it won’t be a killing like last night. i don’t know why people were surprised with the beating freedom took??? freedom was outplayed, outcoached, and never had a chance.
Hey Patrick, Campo is just a small little public DIII school in sleepy Moraga. It’s tough to compete with the likes of Newman or MC for that matter. Those two catholic schools can pull kids from outside their area and build great programs. It’s a miracle Campo was able to get to 12-0, let alone beat O’Dowd tonight. Take some pity on the lads. They are just doing the best they can from what they’ve been given!
Could not agree more with YoMama … BOD was LOADED with skill position talent (remember the Nickerson quote about seven D-1 players from a year ago); BOD bigger, faster, more skilled players, but lost 34-17. Coaching in NCS playoffs has a major impact on the outcome of these games. Once again BOD gets gashed for 30+ points in a marquee game and cannot run the ball effectively. Would somebody remind Nickerson that he is coaching at the high school level. Adjustments, conditioning and motivation are crucial to success at this level of football. Congratulations to Coach Macy for having a solid game plan and for clearly out-coaching Nickerson and the BOD staff. Another first for BOD football: the first time in school football history that BOD lost to Campolindo. No repeat of the ’04 beat down BOD put on Campo.
You are dead on, YoMama … the previous BOD staff had the team much better prepared and a better plan than what I saw tonight from the current staff.
I agree w/Hsfootball….Pitt WILL NOT give up 70 to DLS like Freedom did. Except for Daniels (#5)…everybody on Freedom played like they were literally “shivering in the corner”. They wanted NO PART of DLS.
Freedom played like they were “raped” & didn’t want to do anything about it. NO AGGRESSION whatsoever. Pitt might get punched in the mouth…but at least Pitt PUNCHES BACK…literally & figuratively. You can read in between the lines….so it shall be interesting…
Just back from the game. Was not willing to take off the gloves to post updates on my smart phone. Very cold night. The 28-10 score was not indicative of the game. It simply was not that close. Conservative play calling and Coach Galli not wanting to run up the score of the game caused the 28 points. The Pitt stands were very vocal about that (i.e not happy). We wanted to see two more scores. Pitt physically beat up Berkeley. #4 James took a beating tonight. He generally does not go down easy but that allowed Pitt’s defense to tee off on him. He left injured in the 3rd quarter. Pitt’s D was an angry physical bunch. I am really liking the JVs players Galli brought up. Two of those D-lineman are studs already.
Cotton and Vunipola did not play much on O tonight. Pitt went with their 3rd string back who has not played all season. #25 Lockett was awesome. Very quick back with a little bit of swag with the ball. His second TD run was something to see. Watson was solid tonight. Barnes was Barnes, which means no can cover him.
The one negative were the penalties, of which, as a Pitt homer, I am guessing only half were legit. Can’t do that next week. But some of those calls were head-scratchers.
No one in the Pitt camp will be talking smack about DLS. Pitt will come out next week and try to be as physical as possible. Hopefully we can keep it respectable.
Their was a rumor floating around the stands that Freedom coach Hartwick said or did something to piss off Coach Lad this past week. I would be interested to know what was said.
@Both of You: STFU….who cares what you….or anybody else thinks. I don’t know you from a “can of paint”…(is that politically correct enough for you to get your panties out of a bunch?) Bottom line…you get the gist of what I’m talking about.
Just for your lame azz comment…I will be here for MANY days to come. So…you can marinate on that….
P.S.- Stop taking comments so literally; that is only going to continue to cause unnecessary stress on to yourself. Hell…you may want to get checked for dyslexia….because last time I checked…#159 IS NOT #166. Reading is fundamental…MORON!
Hsfootball- Your such a joke you should just get band for your ignorance you don’t know diddly squat about teams out here. No one on here gives Freedom or underrated teams any credit, it really disgusts me, I tried being quiet and calm but please don’t open big mouth of yours, you’ve been bad mouthing Freedom or just bypassing them all year, get some class before you start opening your mouth. Freedom was not scared, they were really out coached, DLS knew what plays to call they used alot of play action plays because they knew Freedom bites hard on the run. People who throw that term around probably didn’t even go to the game. I have heard that a couple times.So you should probably just save your breath. You’ve been riding Heritage all season, I laugh at you opening your mouth degrading a 10-2 team, come on man look in the mirror. Hsfootball I question all your statements, lets come back to planet earth you must be on Pluto or Neptune. Almost everything you said is either debatable or not true. You really need to just shut your mouth about Freedom please. 51 combined points that a defense has gaven up on one team and also giving up 98 points to BVAL teams when Freedom only gave up 50 points to BVAL teams, it should explain everything. Open your eyes. It will be similar to the Freedom game if pitt commits alot of penalties, Freedom didnt commit that many, what makes you think that the score will be less.
The problem of having high standards (“physical defense”). People have this idea that pitt Defense traditionally is hard nosed, hard hitting defense etc etc.. when this year, and previous years their Line-backing core is softer then a set of pillows, you can not argue that pitts defense is identical or better then the 09 defense where they were stacked. Their physicality died down in 2010.
ATrueSav- You just won the Dumbest comment of the year award congratulations! How do explain the “punching back” in the Granite Bay game. Huh?
(I do not hate Pitt, I respect their success/ Just trying to defend the teams that people over look)
i’m just statng the facts. why are you so hurt. i’m not the only one saying freedom looked scared. they did, and that’s the fact. yes, i know heritage was down this year, and their defense gave up a lot of points. since the beginning of the season, i always stressed that heritage defense was a big problem. stop sugar coating freedom. they are a good team, but not great. i am entitled to my opinion, so are you. you don’t know shit about this league. weren’t you the one saying how dv would be good this year? i thought so. you are a heritage and pitt hater. i follow heritage as you follow freedom. the difference between us is you take all this to heart. why? cause you are an idiot. it’s a blog. people can say what they want. your problem is that you cannot handle the truth. heritage sucked this year and i accept that. you don’t think it was luck that freedom advanced to the 2nd rnd of playoffs? i do commend freedom for not giving up, but it was luck that the cal coaches did not spike the ball to set for the field goal. the funny thing is that you really thought freedom had a chance against dls. and me get banned for stating my opinion on the blog, you’re more stupider than i thought. no one is overlooking freedom. they are a good team with some young talent. they will compete next year, but i was stating facts that pitt’s jv looked really good this year and could very well run the bval again next year. if you are such an expert of the bval, you should know this. as a matter of fact, didn’t the pitt jv put a whoopin on freedom jv this year? as for being ignorant, i think you have proven many times that you are the expert at that. i’m sure a lot of bloggers will agree with me on that statement. go take a breather and change your name to freedom fanboy, you are nowhere close to be an expert of the bval.
i was at the game too, dont know what u was looking at, but i will give an unbias and true assesment of the game but pitt did not physically beat up on b high, i told warriorjacket b4 the game that if galli allows watson to sling the ball b high would b on an upfield battle, pitt wasnt able to run run with their top 2 backs very well the 3rd back looked very fresh and had some good runs but the best plays was watson passing, wow that kid can sling it, 1st qt b high loses the qb #6, very very big blow the score was 9-0 pitt b high scores with the jv qb in and its 9-7 b high has a shot close to the end of the half and it was 16-10 not sure how that wasnt close but both teams were hitting hard pitt on many play was doin a bit extra after the play and got many penalties, rb james was taking lots of hit due as pitt grunt says very hard to take down and that gave an pitt player i think #16 gave him a good shot and he had a concussion not sure why u went back n in that the 2nd quarter and the 3rd, i believe it was during the 3rd he called a timeout and took himself out the rest of the game, that really killed it for b high they already was missing #1 d. adams the starting LB and back up rb, lost starting qb stewart early in the 1st then rb james in the 2nd and 3rd, that was way too much to lose for this young b high team u need all hands on deck to beat a good team like pitt but b high kept battling, pitt had to run away from senior dline #74 butler but pitt won the game very hard hitting like i thought it would b, pitt grunt ur speaking of a very biased eye, but pitt was just better tonite, flat out it really shocked me with b high losing main players and hanging so tough with this talanted pitt team major major props to those kids, the jv qb has a really strong arm made so good throws in fact he threw a deep 1 on his 1st toss. watson proved too much for b high, pitt still having pat problems, and i think pitt fans was upset about the penalty on the punt, what they could see was that none of the pitt players blocked the the punt and they hit the punter, u can only hit the punter is if u actuall block it, no pitt player blocked it, kid had a bad punt due to bad snap
Pitt lost the Granite Bay game mainly because Malik Watson couldn’t throw it in the ocean that game. I believe he threw like 5 Int’s. Even with that…they were still within contention until the last few min of the game. If you really knew anything about Pitt….you would know that Malik every now & then has games like that; HOWEVER…Malik usually doesn’t have 2 bad games in a row. Last week…he was “McNabbing” (throwing short passes into the dirt) in the rematch vs. Antioch; his completion % was probably under 50%. That’s why Pitt squeaked by Antioch 19-13. We were expecting him to have a BIG Game this week…
One more thing….no disrepect to Granite Bay…but they’re no De La Salle. Pitt will be more “PUMPED” (does this word offend some of you females) up for De La Salle than they were for Granite Bay. Not to mention…let me make myself clear when I refer to therm “getting punched in the mouth”. You say Granite Bay punched Pitt in the mouth? That may be the case….my point is…Pitt isn’t just goin to take gettin (literally) BACKHANDED or DOGGED (does this word offend you PETA Dog Lovers out there) w/o doing/saying something about it. That includes before or after the whistle. Anyone w/half a brain can read between the undertones & know what I’m referring to.
You’re reacting as if we’re on here saying that Freedom was “HOT GARBAGE”. Everybody knows that Freedom got a RAW (will this word offend that CLOWN PayDirt)deal in getting a #9 Seed. Pitt losing to Berkeley that 1st game is probably what triggered this WACK seedings! Freedom DOES NOT get a #9 seed if Pitt beats Berkeley the 1st time. We’re just saying that (in our opinion) they looked scared vs. De La Salle. Getting BEAT DOWN physically….catching balls…taking 2 steps…then fumbling (twice)….the looks in their eyes after every play. Hell…Pitt could very well get blown out….but Pitt won’t be scared to send some subtle messages to DLS during…or even after the play.
I will admit that I can be very “Pitt-centric” at times and that is a weakness. I really thought Galli could have run up the score in the 4th quarter. I know many many would have been tempted (such as I!). He gets a lot of criticism in the stands and on these boards, but I think Galli values his friendships with the Berkeley staff (You can really pick up a lot of info sitting near his family in the stands).
#74 is a rock and was difficult to move. Pitt had success going off tackle with #55 as the lead FB hitting the linebacker. That kid can hit, and he is only a junior. You are right that Cotton and Vunipola did not play much on O. Both are banged up. Who isn’t? If the paper is correct we did run for over 200; Lockett had 104, Cotton and 70, and Vunipola had 60. We did not put up Olito Thompson numbers but we were much more effective this night on the ground than back in September. Berkeley was unlucky with the loss of your QB. He somehow ended up on the bottom of a pile and ended up twisting his ankle.
Kicking game…ugh. Pitt has kids that can boom it but have break downs at execution. You can coach them to kick it but you can’t coach the mental stuff. No different with the QB, WR, or linebacker. I do believe that Berkeley is absolutely spoiled with Janikowski’s brother that kicks for you (I know its not really Janikowski’s brother but dam). That is not normal. Regarding the penalty on the hitting the punter, I was thinking of the hit on our punter in the 2nd Quarter. We at Pitt are a little sensitive about late hits on punters. We lost our first string punter on a late hit against Granite Bay that was not called that resulted in the punter breaking his leg. In fact the officials threw two flags on the Pitt staff for running on the field. All in the stands could see the Joe Theisman like break on the kid. But it was other penalties that they received that seemed a bit contrived. I think Pitt’s reputation accounts for some of the yellow tissues.
The good news for B high is they have a very solid program that will make them very competitive in the D 1 playoffs in the near future. Should be another war next september in Pittsburg.
I would imagine if Campolindo & Cardinal Newman played 10 games against each other, CN would probably win 8 of the games, andy clearly they are the favorite on their home turf. But the point here is that I believe Campo does have a puncher’s chance at winning. Very few of the “experts” you read on this very blog gave Campo much of a chance against a more physical and athletic Bishop O’Dowd team, yet they won handily.
Clearly CN is more disciplined and better coached than BOD so Campo won’t enjoy that advantage next week, but, Campo will show up and if they slow down Tomasin and the CN running game and force them to throw, Campo has shown their defense can hold a high powered offense in check. Throw in the fact the offense is clicking on all cylinders now behind a rising star in QB Stephens and at least you can to allow for the possibilty Campo can come away with the upset win.
Since NCS had a brilliant idea to limit travel costs to 1,500. Bus Travel on thanksgiving day costs more than 3,500. The school shouldn’t be on the hook to pay for the difference. Therefore, CSD had to travel on game day.
Hoopa is a great team. I could see some players playing flat at various time of the game. A rule change has to be done to allow teams equal chances instead of playing on long travel days. A rule needed to be added to address the playoff games around holidays. Actually, thanksgiving is the only holiday date that conflicts with the playoffs in any sport.
Playoff football is a physical time to play. ASK any coaches and they would think it is a joke to be limited to travel about 9 hours on game day.
We made a formal request to switch game days with Tomales/St.Bernard or move us to Saturday afternoon and was denied by NCS.
@Junior: I feel you on that…& definitely respect your opinion. I’m not sure if you’ve seen Freedom play this year prior to the DLS Game. If you saw them when they played vs. Pitt….they just looked “different”. Even though Pitt’s running game was getting the best of them….they were still fighting….battling…..talkin ish to the end. That’s why I liked/respected Freedom….because they battle.
Freedom will be just fine; Durrell Daniels is coming back….& he may end up being the BEST player in NoCal PERIOD next yr…
Sportsfan: Don’t know why I wrote that. I generally have better analysis to go with my Cardinal Newman homer mentality. I must have been a bit bitter last night after leaving Stanford’s stadium in my Notre Dame hat. Haha. I took a cue from the Encinal fans and just came right out with what I thought would happen. I have nothing but respect for Campolindo. Having played them myself in the playoffs, they are some of the most classy kids. I honestly love it when good coaching, technique, and effort can create a superb team out of average athletes because that is what I think happens every year at Cardinal Newman. I was actually rooting for Campolindo against O’Dowd, because I would much prefer this week to see two teams with similar styles play a game of clean, crisp football. Anyways, I’m sure you’re surprised to see that I think Cardinal Newman will win. They have been heads and shoulders above the competition the past two years, and I’d be very surprised to see them lose before the championship. However, it’s not the snowball’s chance in hell that I gave Campolindo in my bitter state last night. They will have to stop Tomasin and intercept passes when Newman starts to throw. I believe wholeheartedly that Campolindo can do the latter, but the former is much harder. BleacherCoach was convinced that Novato had the best run defense in NCS D3 and that they could make Tomasin a pretty insignificant factor. Needless to say, he was very wrong. Campolindo also has to get by a very good Cardinal Newman defense that should give their own offense some problems. I think it will rely on Campolindo’s offense. Cardinal Newman will get the ball in the end zone at least four or five times. Can Campolindo’s offense keep up and even beat Newman score for score? That will be key.
Kevin Macy Coach of the year no doubt. Campo’s tough scrappy group but they’re gonna run into another tough scrappy group that can do much more things. Campo just doesn’t seem to have a running attack since their main back went down. Running their QB as much as they did won’t get it done against CN. Campo definitely has a chance. I just see CN running the ball much more effectively then BOD & playing better D. Playing on grass at home will be an advantage for CN. You saw the difference with Ross Anderson playing on grass he just couldn’t get the proper footing to get his speed going. The swamp didn’t look muddy but it didn’t seem like a very firm fast track that Anderson was use too.
Actually, “ATrueSav” Malik threw 3 int’s during the Granite Bay game. Yes it was a stinker but he came back well to lead the league in passing. Last week He was 10-20 for 127 yards so he had 50% completion percent on the button. “BVAL Expert” with a due respect you do come off as Pitt hater.
CampoMan, it costa a lot to live in Moraga too on the comment you made on O’Dowd, tuition, etc. Just cauz it’s public don’t mean it doesn’t cost. I believe parents put up some small amounts of money to help the Campo cause and some of the Cougars out there see the mailman when hubbie is out of town on business.I walked my dog out there for years and I can tell ya those mothers are looking for excitment.
I did not see any signs of Lad doing anything to run up the score. DLS played the way they always do. If anything, they pulled starters sooner than usual for a playoff game. The starting o-line was removed after that KO recovery in the 3rd qtr. Dont forget, the first quarter ended 7-0.
FYI- the CIF’s criteria for Bowls from their website:
1. win/loss record
3. Head to head
4. Common Opponents
5. Suitability to represent the State in a Bowl Championship with regards to Pursuing
Victory with Honor and acceptable standards of sportsmanship.
Freedom hasn’t been in big games and it showed. No fear though, they played hard especially the Sisneroz kid. Tough player. Just four turnovers deep in own territory, 28 easy points in a matter of seconds not minutes.
So D1 seeds #2, #3 & #4 all had byes last week and got extra time to prepare for the #7, #6 & #5 seeds, in addition to getting the home field advantage. And all 3 of them lost by at least 2 TDs. The worst part is that absolutely no one was surprised by these results.
This really has to go down as the worst playoff seeding in the history of NCS. I hope this is a wake up call to make this a more transparent process in the future. At least DLS was seeded #1 and took advantage of the extra time last week to take care of business against Freedom.
When odowd was tested they failed three times. I am disappointed in this team because of the a all world players they supposedly had on this squad. Top linebacker and lineman and you cannot stop campo? Seeing past games this season bod did not show any type of team mentality. Disappoints me that only four players shook hands with perenon when he came back to odowd. Team has no respect so good luck campo and thank you for beating bod.
BOD had chances to win and failed. Good job to Campo to get on top early and maintain that lead with BOD charging in critical times in the game. Campo is a very good team and has a great shot at beating Cardinal Newman this week. It will be a tough task but I think they can do it. BOD has some of the best players in the bay area and its a shame that they lose to teams they should beat.
Hmmm, there’s much talk about why Pitt didn’t score more when it had all the opportunity to better their winning score of 28-10 over Berkeley. There’s just a simple answer to that. It’s not because Galli is scared of the opponent catching up with the 28-10 margin that’s why he’s just being conservative and protecting it. He wasn’t even conservative at all as we saw Pitt getting more mileage on the long-passes of Malik Watson and the savvy runs of the 3rd string #25. The only reason Pitt didn’t run up the score is because Coach Galli is a “class act” if you know my drift. He knows already that Pitt will win this game but he didn’t have to chop off the heads of the enemy when he already sees the opponents heart and soul broken. In other words, he doesn’t have the “killer” mentality not like some of those teams I know who would still kill their opponents even when they see they’re already limping bad. That’s why Galli just took the knee when Pitt was in last possession within just 4 yards to touchdown in the Pitt-Antioch first playoff round that ended 19-13. That my friends is a class-act. Pitt is already a winner in the eyes of many booster fans regardless of the outcome in the DLS game this Friday. But, Pitt is always year-in year-out vent on replicating their 1991 win over DLS because nobody else has done it in Norcal, although Clayton Valley tied them once but opted not to play OT–and their coach was the same previous Pittsburg Coach Herc Pardi that beat DLS in 1991. He figured that a tie-game with DLS essentially is already a victory over DLS. Those actions are class-acts and are the mark of great coaches.
I was at the game Saturday, Pitt played very physical. Penalties kept B high in the game in the first half…got to clean those up. What gives with your 3rd string RB? Injuries to your 1 and 2 guys? I saw that MMC got very few carries, however, the few that he got he made the most out of…Looking forward to Friday. You bringing the band? Our band is good, but certainly not the likes of the Pitt band!
What would you anticipate as the VERY LATEST that any Pitt Fans could arrive @ DLS to secure a decent seat? Freedom’s side was JAM PACKED last week; somebody correct me if I’m wrong…but no other school in The B.V.A.L. travels in #’s like Pitt does. I’m afraid that some folks will be watching the game from the track…lol
LOL…especially if the (traveling version) band comes!
I would get there no later than 6 PM if you want to sit between the 30-30. Visitor side bleachers are very small and Pitt travels well. You may consider getting there at 5:30 when the gates open…Also, encourage you to buy your ticket earlier. The DLS book store is open to the public and will be selling tickets up until Wed. You may want to call them first. We’ll see you on Friday!
Ditto on Kriart’s assertion of Galli’s class. You can tell a lot watching how head coaches interact after a game. And every game this season, win or lose, Galli is always embraced in a hug. Galli could have pursued more points against Antioch and Berkeley but choose not too.
Both Vunipola and Cotton are banged up a bit. Both could have carried more of the load but Galli went with the third string back. Both played the entire game on D. Frankly, I was surprised because #25 (Lockett) has not played all season. However, he looked very good on Saturday. That 30 yard TD run was something. Maybe someone a little closer inside the program might have a better answer.
of course you guys wanted more points but its easier said then done, got to give the b high kids major props for playing so hard, they missed d adams at LB/RB big time, but the rb #25 was running very well very hard, but thats a good thing to have fresh legs in the playoffs. glad to see watson have a chance to throw the ball and he looked good.
I know he comes under criticism sometimes from the Pitt diehards, but can’t complain with what Galli does not only on but off the field with those kids. Not afraid to make the unpopular decisions when it comes to sitting players if they aren’t living up to expectations off the field. Some of the kids that have come out of that program recently are starting to make some major impacts at the next level. Always a pleasure to play Pitt, no complaining about advantages or disadvantages even though they have lost their fair share of players to DLS over the years. They just suit up and play, no chatter before or after.
As a Healdsburg alum, I’m real excited for the ‘Hounds’ matchup with Salesian (I believe its the first time the two teams have met in FB). I have a lot of respect for the Pride, and hope for a great game. We’ll be heavy underdogs, but it still should be a fun afternoon for our guys. Go Hounds!
Calpreps only has Salesian favored by a TD Scl Alum, so it could be a real good game. As for Fortuna-Ferndale, Calpreps projects Fortuna 21-17. Most of next week’s games should be close, except for DLS and Windsor who are heavy favorites.
Lighten up Frances. Just this week Calpreps had MV favored over SL, SRV favored over JL and Pitt favored over B-High, 3 teams that won on the road against higher seeded teams. So I do think it is much more accurate then the NCS seeding committee.
Is Calpreps perfect? No, but it does have a lot of useful information for a lot of sports since it factors in such things as strength of schedule. It is actually pretty accurate a lot of the time, but certainly not always. I’m not sure why you have such a problem with it. I wasn’t slamming anyone, just giving Scl Alum some feedback regarding the two games he was discussing.
1st u dont want to start wit the calling me something other that what the moniker says believe u dont want to go that route, 2nd reason y i said something is cuz u always say calpreps this and that, are they paying to mention them on every post, if let me sign up for that could use the extra cash, lol im more of a on the field type of guy and like to go on the word of reliable people that have seen teams not some computer geeks and info they recieve and input n2 a system
Pirate, its all good. I wasn’t calling you a name, just throwing out a classic quote from the movie Stripes. I often refer to Calpreps as it is a nice website with a lot of good information. I’m on record as saying it is far from perfect, but it is a useful site if you know what you are looking at and its limitations. It shows at a glance at not only who teams have played, but has the scores and the ratings of each team. I agree there is no substitute for watching teams play in person, but when trying to compare teams from different leagues or areas, it can be helpful. Feel free to dismiss them altogether and never go to that site, but I like what they have to offer. To each his own.