TheFan wrote:Last Year I think the SCL was better than the Sunset due to MV, with CDM now in the league and Marina out..it is closer.
Lets see how it goes, if MV is up (semi's), SCL is better, but the gap has tighten. Yes CDM folks are pretty confident, it will be fun to see it plays out. I spent most of my life on the CDM side of the bay...
not picking on what you wrote Fan or your opinion just used your post to join in on this part of the conversation.
As far as I can tell there is still a clear separation between the Sunset and SCL more then just MV tipping the scales. Obviously with MV there is a clear TEAM that out weighs everyone else in both leagues. Lets take them out of the equation.
We are talking about aa overall league then and last year you could say that Tesoro, San Clemente, was on par or competitive with LA and Edison, but the rest of the Sunset was not competitive.
Last year Trabuco Hills was in the SCL and it would have lost to Edison and LA but they were better then the rest of the Sunset IMO.
San Juan Hills lost to Edison last year and the year before but they were competitive and were better then the lower 4 teams in the Sunset.
El Toro is moving up into the SCL this year and they beat Tesoro last year so IMO they too are better then the bottom 4 of the Sunset.
Capo V moves into the SCL this year and they would have been competitive with Edison and LA and much better then the bottom 4 of the Sunset.
With CDM moving up I see them as clearly better then what was the bottom 4 also, but no more competitive then Capo who is now moved up for this year and just as competitive as Capo was last year.
So I would call it a draw with CDM and Capo moving up into each of their respective leagues.
Summary would be that all the teams in the SCL would have beaten the bottom 4 teams in the Sunset and would have given at least a competitive game with the top 2 and now 3 with maybe Trabuco always coming out on the losing end to the top 3 teams.
I feel that one of the big differences (as noted in this thread) for teams moving up in competitive levels is the line play and can that team stop the run to get the ball back for that team offense to score before time becomes a factor to put pressure of its own kind on a team.
as a point of reference to the time and speed of a game as teams move up, HTL and I have talked about this before that when LH first started playing MV , even after all those lower CIF Div Championships and appearances, it was very apparent that Mazzotta and his staff was on a learning curve of their own with the level of competition and the clock became an opponent also in just getting a play called on time or not having the sidelines in a state of confusion at many points in the game. It just is not the players who have to experience what it is to play up.
Even Bob Johnson and staff after having so many not so tough games would pull a brain fart when the competition got much harder, like calling a time out to get the punt team on the field. So what if you took a 5 yard delay of game penalty at the 35 yard line when you are punting the ball away anyway? !!! It was not going to make that big of a difference compared to needing a time out at the end of the half.