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by ventura
Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Alemany vs Servite
Replies: 127
Views: 6584

Re: Alemany vs Servite

I've seen Alemany three times. But I haven't seen Servite. If mistakes are even, Servite wins. Herrington is a brilliant coach and he gets the most out of his players. Alemany has some scary fast guys, about three or four of them, that can break a play at any time. Play a bend don't break deal - it ...
by ventura
Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Servite vs. Westlake
Replies: 41
Views: 3472

Re: Servite vs. Westlake

Oh I don't like Westlake. At all. Not a fan of the way Benkert does things, though personally he may be a nice guy. The point of my take was that I think Crespi had the chops to take them down, and look at three of their losses - all by 33+, to Gorman, Salpointe and VM. I don't think Marmonte belong...
by ventura
Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Servite vs. Westlake
Replies: 41
Views: 3472

Re: Servite vs. Westlake

Is the game at WL's home field? If it is, be aware there is no home stands. Everyone is on one side.
by ventura
Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Troy Thomas lose his swagger?
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

Re: Troy Thomas lose his swagger?

Bojack

he put on some weight? yikes

you sound like a chick

watching too much Dr. Phil?
by ventura
Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Troy Thomas lose his swagger?
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

Re: Troy Thomas lose his swagger?

We'll see. Every coach is different. IF Thomas has lost his fire, it's too early to make that call. Servite's support from the stands is unmatched in S. Cal. I noticed that out of the gate when I went to see them play Loyola in Glendale in Troy's first year with the Friars. Later in the year I saw t...
by ventura
Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Servite vs. Westlake
Replies: 41
Views: 3472

Re: Servite vs. Westlake

Joe - Crespi's loss to WL was the beginning of a downward spiral for the Celt team. It was really weird. Celts kinda dominated the first half, physically taking it to WL, but the scoreboard didn't show it. WL gained confidence during the game, showing good character, and won comfortably. Benkert dra...
by ventura
Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Tough break for JSerra
Replies: 83
Views: 3603

Re: Tough break for JSerra

What a great thread. I log on here irregularly. Scout.com is minor leagues compared to you guys. Somewhat analogous to OC Pac 5 vs. the valley area. Who knows, now that Thomas is back, maybe Crespi can make a dent in your dominance? Not this year, I fear. Bob Johnson will exact revenge on one of his...
by ventura
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Servite at La Mirada
Replies: 48
Views: 3825

Re: Servite at La Mirada

I just drop in every once in a while, so maybe I missed something, but where the heck is edac?
by ventura
Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Servite Black and White Game
Replies: 44
Views: 3252

Re: Servite Black and White Game

Nice post tenacious. A balanced take, IMO.

I've become a Servite fan through the years. The few games I attended showed second-to-none support from the fans.
by ventura
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Servite Black and White Game
Replies: 44
Views: 3252

Re: Servite Black and White Game

Where is edac? I'd love to hear his take on the coming year. Does he leave until the games start, or has he gone AWOL? A common theme on these boards is good riddance to the old coach, it seems, with a couple of notable exceptions. Sure rubbed a lot of folks the wrong way. Is it possible this is a v...
by ventura
Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: HS Football Before Lawsuits and Transfers
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re: HS Football Before Lawsuits and Transfers

Thanks for posting that article, Lionhunter. Martin writes a beautiful story. He's got a talent.

The seeds for becoming a high school football junkie he shared are exactly the same as mine.

Ventura
by ventura
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Bill Knudson joins Thomas at Crespi.
Replies: 22
Views: 2544

Re: Bill Knudson joins Thomas at Crespi.

These boards have always interested me in connection with takes on personalities. How could bojack and oldcoach be talking about the same guy? One or the other either doesn't know Knudsen, or has zero objectivity, or both.
by ventura
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Bill Knudson joins Thomas at Crespi.
Replies: 22
Views: 2544

Re: Bill Knudson joins Thomas at Crespi.

Lots of Servite fans are spoiled brats with short memories.
by ventura
Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: trouble up north at bonnies
Replies: 6
Views: 975

trouble up north at bonnies

Times reporting Therrien is out at the Ventura football factory.

Yikes.
by ventura
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Servite to play four Top 25 Pre-season Teams
Replies: 45
Views: 3599

Re: Servite to play four Top 25 Pre-season Teams

I don't think Ghogh, Porkchop or anyone else predicting great success for the Friars are being fair to a new HC playing six or seven of the top schools in the west, with a team coming off a 4-6 season. He could well fall very flat in his first season, and if Ghogh and Porkchop & Co come down hard on...
by ventura
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Servite to play four Top 25 Pre-season Teams
Replies: 45
Views: 3599

Re: Servite to play four Top 25 Pre-season Teams

I'm really interested in where Ghogh and Porkchop are getting their optimism. It would be a tall order for this Servite team to go 4-1 with this preseason. If you guys win two of those games I'd say you have a very competent first time head coach.
by ventura
Wed May 22, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: High School
Topic: servite spring football
Replies: 70
Views: 6768

Re: servite spring football

One more thing - the bagpipes are Troy's idea - Crespi never had them before he was head coach. Snap drills have been a Celt trademark since 1964, though.
by ventura
Wed May 22, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: High School
Topic: servite spring football
Replies: 70
Views: 6768

Re: servite spring football

My two cents is that it was never about money. I think Thomas left Crespi and got a pay cut when he went to Servite. If there was a wide disparity in the current pay at the respective schools, perhaps that had something to do with it, but I don't think that's the case. I don't know Troy personally s...
by ventura
Mon May 20, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: servite spring football
Replies: 70
Views: 6768

Re: servite spring football

I've followed Servite's rise. While next year could be a giant ?, I would tend against optimism. Servite was in tough times before TT. We will see if, as some have suggested, he benefited from good timing talent-wise upon his arrival in 2005, but I doubt it. Even if there is tons of talent returning...
by ventura
Fri May 03, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Servite's new Football Staff
Replies: 140
Views: 10300

Re: Servite's new Football Staff

The guy just got hired. Wow. Give him some time.

Sometimes I wonder if a Servite HC has much more outside pressure than the already unreasonable hassles that go with a Pac 5 head coaching position.