Jon Becker

  • chalktalk

    i hope ur watching
    what speed and talent does
    to technique and fundamentals lmao
    serra and madision

  • NewMexico

    Huskies just made a Folsom mistake

  • jojo

    whos ball and how much time

  • CV

    Lad coaches hard as does his whole staff that grind wears on you as time goes sometimes you get burnt out and need a break. Im sure family and the heart are weighing on him in the decision

  • http://aol YoMama

    DeLa tech, fund, speed and talent takes down Cennt with 130 players and div 1 talent.

  • http://aol BigJoe

    To neutral 2 1000yd. rushers and a QB who hrew for 3600yds, that’s a defensive statement by DLS. Hutch and company did their job.
    As far a O DLS has scored 48 or more pts 4 playoff games in a row! So much for an average DLS offense. Nothing average about that- any other teams throw up that many pts against quality opponents on the way to state championship?
    NorCal fans, let’s see, Vitale breaks single season DLS rushing record, 33 tds, now who’s the best at RB for the playoffs? How about the best RB in the EB, bay and NorCal. Let’s see, 4 tds in state game?
    Is that a record too? Might be.

  • http://aol BigDog

    Chalk, Voice, Prep Fan what did you think of the game tonite? I hope DeLa put all yur fears to rest so u can count sugar plums and fairies tonite. I know I will be sleeping fine gents.

  • http://aol YoMama

    see what speed, talent, tech, fund and brotherhood does? 48-28 against a team with div 1 players and 130 roster. Chalk, Voice, Prep Fan, Old Medd, Ebaler, what did you think off the game tonite?
    Vitale, seson record over 2000 rushing, 33tds, lets see, who’s the best RB in the Bay? No question number # 20. Hey, 4tds rushing in state game, must be a record.

  • http://aol YoMama

    I’m walkin’ my dogs down at Compton tonite, looking for recruits. DeLa got tenacles all over Cali hoes.

  • renegades10

    I’d still say Long is a better back than Vitale and that’s coming from a DLS fan. Put Long on DLS and it wouldn’t be fair for any team. Pep is a good RB running behind a great line. He runs hard north-south which is important in the veer but doesn’t have the speed and agility that Long does. In my opinion, I think Daz is a better RB than Pep. I know Pep’s got the record and and that is a huge accomplishment and one that is the result of a lot of hard work and determination on his part, but I see some instincts you can’t teach from Daz who if he gets the carries that Pep did this year is going to dominate next year. Especially with that line which is going to be ferocious with Houston, Allen Jr., and Sully coming back. Add Tagaloa in there and I got a feeling that could be the best offensive line in DLS history. Right now those guys are 240, 250, 270, and 260. They are at least going to put on around 10 more pounds of muscle this coming offseason to go along with the quickness and I’m not sure there are many D-lines that will be looking forward to that matchup.

  • chalktalk

    I spoke with one of OJ Simpson former team mates and he said LONG is the spitting image of OJ when he was in high school… thats the highest comp..

    as for DLS
    they know how 2 cheat with out gettting caught
    they hold grab trip tackle illegally — AND DONT FORGET THE ROLLING START but if the ref wont call it!!!
    SO I HOPE EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS
    IF U ANIT CHEATING U ANIT TRYING

  • http://aol BigJoe

    Had USC alums over the houe last nite- they like Pepe. No nonesense. Speed- I didnt see any Cent backs run him down on that 46 yd. run.
    Rolling start, legal. trip tackle legal. If u played college ball u would understand that.
    As far as cheating, the only thing they cheated was Cent out of a bowl championship. Those state championship rings on Pepe and Hutch going to look good in church- that’s 3 rings in a row for them.

  • http://aol YoMama

    on the 1st day of Xmas my true love gave to me a beating of the Bellarmine Bells.
    On the second day of Xmas DeLa gave to me the collison of the Colorado Mullena.
    On the 3rd day of Xmas DeLa gave to me the destruction of SRV.
    On the 4th day of Xmas DeLa gave to me the mugging of MonteVista Mustangs.
    On the 5th day of Xmas DeLa gave to me the victory over Californio.
    On the 6th day of Xmas DeLa gave to me the pounding of the Pitt Pirates Yo!
    On the 7th day of Xmas DeLa gave to me the annilation of Amadore.
    On the 8th day of Xmas DeLa gave to me the horse whippin’ of the little Colt horsies.
    On the 9th day of Xmas DeLa gave to me the destruction of Folsom in Sacto Wee!
    On the 10th day of Xmas DeLa gave to me the state open bowl champ victory
    On the 11th day of Xmas DeLa gave to me Hutch layin’ leather like a banshi!
    On the 12th day of Xmas DeLa gave to me 2099 yd. 33 td. Tia Pepe!

    Merry Christmas and Happy holidays. See ya in Church.

  • billjohnson

    when is dela gonna play don bosco or st.aquinias again?

  • http://aol BigDog

    would like to see Spartans play a Texas team. Make Texas fly to the Bay.

  • chalktalk

    BIGJOe
    product of a system
    every time i watch DLS i think its got dam amazing they keep winning
    THE TEAMS THAT HAVE THE SKILLED PLAYERS 2 BEAT dls DONT HAVE THE DISCIPLINE AND THE TEAMS THAT HAVE THE DISCIPLINE DONT HAVE THE SKILLED PLAYERS

    DLS is very well coach i guess they are prepared 4 every fundamentally sound team
    the kids probably feel like they r in the zone all the time

    THE THING THAT PISSES ME OFF

    most THINK THAT SOME ONES IDEA OF FUNDAMENTALS IS THE ONLY WAY 2 GET THE JOB DONE

    book sense with no common sense

  • http://aol BigJoe

    I agree. DeLa has the fundamentals, the speed, the balance, the atheletes and block and tackle better thsn any high school team in America.
    Chalk- Remember, Jesus saves.

  • chalktalk

    if football is fundamental then how can u be static in ur thinking

    the same fundamentals that were taught in the 80s are still be taught 30 years later

    EVERYONES CHANGES FORMATIONS BUT THE FUNDAMENTALS ARE STILL THE SAME at some point ur thought process has 2 b progressive

  • http://aol BigJoe

    Yes, and DeLaSalle does an excellent job in being progressive and adapting. They just like to stick to some tradition and this baffles lots of teams, especially SoCal which doesn’t see the veer very often.

  • http://aol BigJoe

    Vitalie played the entire game with a seperated shoulder in the 1st quarter. Thats college material my man .

  • playofftime

    Congratulations to the De La Salle Football team. Great win on Saturday night. Proving to the rest of California they are the best team in the state. Iron sharpens Iron. That blade is pretty sharp!

  • ReCap

    Not the cleanest game by DLS but most teams would have have gone mental with some of those mistakes. You have to give huge credit to all of the players on how calm and focused they were to accomplish the task at hand. That type of fortitude physically and mentally just does not happen by itself. De La Salle is the real deal and it has been proven for over 30 yrs.
    Congratulations to All of the Players and to Coach Lad and his entire staff for bringing home another State Championship.
    Merry Christmas

  • WacPride

    This is predictable and boring. DLS will not be beaten by a public school in California (and probably not by a private school either). Their offensive and defensive systems are disciplined and basic. And they can get away with how basic it is because of the athletes they throw out on the field. Do the kids work hard, yes, do they play hard yes, but that is no different then plenty of other schools. What sets them apart is the talent level. They have D1 kids all over the field. Teams are lucky to have two or three D1 players on the roster and DLS is littered with them.

    A public school lines up against them and sees who should be their best player lined up against them.

    DLS backers will call this complaining and whining. But look at the results. Clearly this is more then good coaching and discipline and brotherhood, it is called TALENT.

    I root for DLS to beat the teams from SoCal and out of the area because it is good for DLS. But stop saying what a fairy tale program it is when all it is a private school handpicking its players to beat up on the local public schools.

  • renegades10

    I’m not going to deny that DLS has some very good talent. It’s true. But if you learned anything this weekend maybe it’s that talent is not everything. Otherwise, how do you explain Granite Bay beating LB Poly?

  • chalktalk

    WACPRIDE
    d1 talent what the hell does that mean
    it use to mean u were a great athlete
    now it means ur a average player
    with structure and morals
    has very little to do with playing ability
    AFTER ALL UR MOLDING MEN NOT FOOTBALL PLAYERS!!!
    not to many d1 programs are will 2 take on the headache that comes with a great athlete
    SO DONT GO AROUND TALKING ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL TALENT AT dls —-novice—–DLS is a great team
    ITS MORE ABOUT UR CHARACTER AND WORK ETHICS THAN UR ABILTY 2 PLAY

  • chalktalk

    AS U ALL CAN SEE FOOTBALL IS TURNING INTO A PUSSYCAT SPORT OF NO VIOLENCE SO THE LESSER ATHLETE CAN EXCEL

    IT GIVE REAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS GREAT PLEASURE WHEN THEY ACCOMPLISH A TASK THAT COULD BE CAREER ENDing and come out of it WITH OUT A MARK ON THEM. being able 2 wow the crowd
    HOW OFTEN DO U HEAR SOUND OF A BIG HIT um never..
    so next theyll b play with shoulder pads an panties lmao

  • hoops

    War Pride….I do not think DLS recruits.I believe they are in a great location and who would NOT want to play for them?Success breeds success.I am sure there are some ardent booster types that try to get players to go there but I really doubt the coaches have anything to do with who enrolls there.
    There coaching and ability to teach fundamentals is as good as it gets but in the end it takes great talent to do what they have done.It would be interesting to see a list for the past 20 years or so of how many d-1 players have come out of DLS in comparison to the other top programs in the bay area.
    I would also guess that DLS has more really good players not quite good enough to play D1 than any other school.Quite often those are the guys who make the difference.

  • renegades10

    Hoops…your last sentence is imo the biggest things that makes DLS what they are. It’s the ability to take the guys who won’t be D1 players and turn them into great high school players.

  • hoops

    chalktalk…Fundamentals and teaching always change in subtle ways.
    In regards to football being a pussycat sport,the purpose of the game was never to hurt people.Like everything else in life you have an element that gets off on blowing someone up with a hard hit,but that IS NOT football.Talk to the retired NFL players who have a shortened lifespan or who have trouble dressing themselves or remembering their kid’s names,then talk to me about how great it is to stick your helmet in somebody’s face.

  • chalktalk

    HOOPS
    spoken like a true kitten
    there is nothing like the hi u get from adrenaline
    the rush u feel when u dominate a so called superstar or take the heart of a man twice ur size
    U PLAY 2 WIN THE GAME U DONT PLAY 2 JUST PLAY IT
    u don’t run into ur opponent u run throw him
    ur trying to make his chest touch his back.

    I TALK 2 RETIRE NFL PLAYERS EVERYDAY LADY NO ONE THINK THAT WHEN U RUN INTO PEOPLE FULL SPEED IT DOESN’T MAKE U A RETARD… KNOCKING URSELF OUT FEELS GOOD 2 SOME OF US if u go thru enough pain eventually u will have no fear… so go play with ladybug teddybear butterflies or unicorns over by the rainbow

  • http://aol BigJoe

    Let’s shift the focus on Concord DHB Montreal Blakeney, shot and murdered in SF last nite. 3.60 gpa, excellent player on Concord 10-3 team. Visiting Father in SF.
    Another Terrance Kelly story.
    God Bless him and his family.

  • hoops

    Ok Chalktalk.Merrry Xmas

  • Voice of Reason

    I have to say I enjoyed watching 3 of the State Bowl Games, highlighed by the DLS game Saturday night. Clearly, the Centennial team had a ton of talent on the field, especially their OL protecting their QB; something Folsom couldn’t do. I think if Centennial plays their best game, they beat DLS one of five times. Then again, that is the mark of a typical DLS team, they rarely allow an opponent to play their best game. In fact, DLS has to go out of state to find a team who is able to play at the same level; at least recently anyway.

    While I don’t think DLS played their best game of the year, it was still more than enough to subdue Centennial. As I think about his performance on Saturday, I’m not completely sold on Williams as the QB next season. I hear they had two freshman on JV this season; I wonder if at least one of them gives Williams a run for his money next season. I believe the running game will only get better next season with most of the OL returning and Das Tautalatasi as the featured back.

    Frankly, I don’t think the receiving corps or the secondary for DLS was as good as some of the better DLS teams in the recent past. But make no mistake, both the OL, DL and linebacking corps may have been among the best ever. Bottom line, this wasn’t one of DLS’s better overall teams of recent memory and yet they ran the table. Only St. Mary’s of Stockton was able to keep the final margin of victory to less than 10 points.

    Clearly, you all know I take DLS to task regarding their level of talent relative to the other public schools in their division, but just as clearly is that talent alone doesn’t win football games. LB Poly had a number of athletes on their team, yet it was rather apparent Coach Lara gets nowhere near the production out of that team as Coach Lad does for DLS. Again, there should be no dispute, at least in California, who the best high school football coach, and more importantly, who the best role model in the game of life, than Bob Ladouceur.

    My final thought of DLS this season centers around a junior on the DLS football team. Plain and simple, he is a stud physically, played 6 years of Pop Warner Football in Walnut Creek starring for his team; today he is amazingly fit, muscular, about 210 pounds, and in my humble opinion a very good defensive player. He attended 8 years of public school in the east bay and was accepted by DLS his freshman year. Were he to attend his local public high school, he would have started as a sophomore on one of the better public school programs in the east bay. You probably know where I am going with this; this student athlete is not a starter on varsity this year although he played quite a bit this season as most non-starters do on DLS. I have seen his highlight video on HUDL and his father is hoping it might lead to being able to play somewhere in college. No complaints whatsoever by my friend and his son. They had the time of their lives down in Carson this past weekend. This family represents all that is good about DLS; a great story. Of course, they are hopeful his senior year will provide more playing time, hopefully as a starter on defense.

    No need for me to ask my friend if this is a typcial story of those who are not starters on the football team, I think I know the answer. However, even if he doesn’t ever crack the starting lineup next season, and this is the point of my story, the best decision my friend ever made for his son was to send him to DLS, for so many, many reasons, none having to do with football.

  • chalktalk

    merry x-mas 2 u 2 pudding

  • http://aol BigJoe

    FRESH OFF THE PRESS Cal High Sports

    NCS offensive player of the year- Tia Pepe Vitale 2099 yds. 33 tds.
    NCS Defensive Player of the Year- Mike Hutchings 103 tackles

    They beat out Logan’s Long and Pitt’s super LB, quite an accomplishment.
    Fellas, follow your Jedi Master.

  • s1lverngreen

    Voice,
    I don’t always agree with your opinion, however, your last post was pretty darn good..happy holidays to you Voice!

    SnG

  • chalktalk

    #11 BIGJOE
    have u every been in the GM’s office
    has anyone ever offered u any amount of money 2 play football
    how did u feel after college ball being a GA watching film and learning the rules poddle

  • http://aol BigJoe

    Chalk- answer- no. wasn’t good enough. Fast enough yes, big enough-no. Your point on my post? Not all ex- pro atheletes make great coaches. see Nickerson at O’Dowd, average coach.

  • chalktalk

    BIGJOE
    so ur really Lil-joseph
    2 league titles 3 play-offs is average

    discipline is another word 4 lack of ability
    is easy 2 b discipline when u lack true talent

    there is a different type of discipline when u have many options
    so maybe he will do better with a bunch of average players

    HAVE U EVER WONDER Y DLS SKILL PLAYERS DONT DO MUCH AT THE NEXT LEVEL WELL WHEN THOSE FUNDAMENTALS FAIL U HAVE 2 B ABLE TO ADLIB AND THAT BRAINWASHING THEY PUT ON THE KIDS DOESNT ALLOW THEM TO THINK “PROGRAMING”

  • Voice of Reason

    Likewise, SnG. I certainly try to call them as I see them. I know my attempts at providing an opinion towards explaining how DLS football is able to dominate (from an NCS D1 public school parent’s perspective) is not always met with universal acceptance.

    Truthfully, I agree with most DLS supporters (even Junior!) regarding the reasons for their success once the student athletes get their foot in the door. It’s just their level of success, past and present, is so far off the charts. As incredible as Bob Ladouceur is as a coach and a person, the foundation of his success starts with his ability to draw above average athletes in such numbers that his program is virtually assured of never having a down year the likes of which all the NCS D1 public schools, by definition, have endured at some point over the last 21 years.

    Again, my fervent hope is that someday, the NCS will change their D1 playoff format such that a team of the caliber of the 2010 California HS football team for example, would also have a chance to play for a berth in the State Bowl Games, along with DLS.

  • http://aol BigJoe

    Chalk, I wouldn’t call discipline lack of ability. As far as DLS skill players, DJ, Drew-Jones, Guiterez, Simon, Bates, Toomer were all skill players who made it to the NFL with discipline. So if you think it’s brainwashing, that’s yur opinion, but since u dont know the system or really anything about them, u really are an outsider attempting to look in.
    Bye the way, yur HS and college stats? NFL players, major college players, or a bunch of JC Texas players saying wouda, couda, shouda?

  • Prep Fan

    Great points on all counts Voice. It is too bad that with an Open division, no other NCS D1 teams can be considered for the D1 playoff spots. As you point out, the 2010 Cal High squad might have been able to make some noise, as might have this year’s Logan team if given the chance. Instead we get to watch a 3-loss Granite Bay team from SJS that was beaten by Pitt take home the D1 title.

    Congrats to the Spartans on yet another state bowl and mythical national championship run. Well earned!

  • chalktalk

    30 years of championships 60 players on each team
    1800 players only 7 NFL give me a break big guy lmao

    ALL THE COACHING REMINDS ME OF THE BRITISH ARMY MARCHING IN FORMATION Wearing RED COATS AGAINST THE REBEL ARMY!!!
    BECAUSE SOME ONE HAD THE SINCE NOT 2 FOLLOW PROTOCOL
    THIS COUNTRY WAS FORMED
    as for me not knowing the system i know logic MISTER lmao

  • http://aol BigJoe

    I only mentioned several. There are a lot more than that! In fact, more than any school in the NCS or OAL.
    DeLaSalle is hardly the British Army. In fact, they continue to knock out the invaders attempting to conquer.
    Now that u and i are finished with our discussions for the yr for football, u need to get yurself polished up for Coltfan and others who u called out in Jan.
    Have a happy holiday season. Dont forget to go to church, its good for the soul. I know I am and I got my Christmas present- DeLaSalle!

  • chalktalk

    thx 4 the advice
    and happy holidays 2 u too sir

    i was born ready so i say polished
    jedi school starts in jan…