CDM could very well get beat up before league! CDM played JSerra tough last season. However this season looks like it will be even tougher as JSerra has just loaded up with outside talent. When O' Shea signed this deal he was looking at a CDM team on the rise, needing tougher competition and picked on a weaker Trinity school to challenge. However with the light speed evolution that has taken place in transfers, recruits and the entire dynamics of HS Football one could say it blew up in his face. Surely there was no way to see how fast a team like JSerra could stack the deck in such a short period.
That said, Palos Verdes is always a tough out. They play physical.
I think CDM rebounds against ET and Lakewood then faces a very stiff test against a bigger public with an outstanding program. Ortiz and his San Clemente squad. On the road.
Then we have league with a huge game after the SC road game against Edison. On the road! Welcome party to Sunset! This will be a hostile environment and a statement game for Edison. You gotta believe that program will want to put a stop to any notion there is another title contender outside Ed and Los Al. Los Al will have a say as well as they host CDM and get a home game to boot. So looking at this schedule about every card is stacked against CDM. Their 4 toughest games are all on the road.
CDM's league home games are left against the lower tier of the Sunset League. FV, NH, HB. I do not see any of these teams having much of a chance unless the Sea Kings are depleted or incur major injuries to key players. I will say however the Battle of the Bay is like USC-UCLA. No matter the records it always ends up closer than you expect. Its an emotional game and stranger things have happened. I will also add that CDM in the past had some scrappy games against the Oilers back some years ago.
CDM's best players are all coming in as underclassmen, presently sophomores. This Jr. season could be a learning curve to set up what looks to be a stellar Sr. class in 2020. I have no doubt that you will see one of the top passing teams in the OC, how the Sea Kings round out the offense with a running game is yet to be seen. Still too early for me to say or report what I see on the "D" side of the ball. Well coached and tenacious is a given, size usually an issue.