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by ventura
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Crespi adds the beef up front
Replies: 23
Views: 2451

Re: Crespi adds the beef up front

classy well-wishes, friar4life - thank you hsfb is tough for me these days, with the transfers a year and a half ago Crespi lost about 10 starters that didn't like Thomas' style, and went 4-7 with a horrible final 45-0 drubbing at the hands of MV in Troy's first year back - with 30 players last year...
by ventura
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Crespi adds the beef up front
Replies: 23
Views: 2451

Re: Crespi adds the beef up front

I've watched with interest Thomas' career since he got his first head coaching position at Crespi. From my bleacher's perspective, there was a certain lack of comfort level all along at Servite. Don't know if it's anyone's fault, really, and I wouldn't be surprised if Servite "losing him" was as muc...
by ventura
Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Crespi, St. John Bosco football nearing two-year deal
Replies: 21
Views: 1958

Re: Crespi, St. John Bosco football nearing two-year deal

Crespi will be VERY young NEXT season. I expect lots of sophs will have to step up from last year's pretty decent freshman squad. In '14 the Celts played 6-8 guys both ways, including special teams. They had about 12 really talented seniors whose shoes will be very hard to fill. Art - a transfer fro...
by ventura
Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: AJ Gass leaves Servite for Bakersfield
Replies: 65
Views: 6688

Re: AJ Gass leaves Servite for Bakersfield

uclatime wrote:I think once people find out why he left sparks will fly!!!!!
not another episode of as the friar turns........
by ventura
Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Great Season PAC-5
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: Great Season PAC-5

Most fun for this Mission League fan in years. Maybe since Crespi joined Pac 5. Expectations were naught from everywhere for the Celts, and though I held some hope, I didn't see the kind of beatings they unleashed on ND, Chaminade and SM coming, at all. And Mission accounted for themselves credibly:...
by ventura
Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Poly vs Crespi
Replies: 29
Views: 1955

Re: Poly vs Crespi

Allgas wrote: "Let me context it for you a bit. In the first half, Crespi's #3, May, went in for a TD and knocked Poly's #8, Marshall, to the ground with an elbow bump past the endzone" I'm not going to argue about dirty play. I didn't see much of it, and didn't complain about the hit on #1 so much ...
by ventura
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Poly vs Crespi
Replies: 29
Views: 1955

Re: Poly vs Crespi

yeah I was shocked about the defensive side as well early on LPPoly threw a bunch of passes into single coverage and their wideouts made the plays - a lot like Alemany did - Crespi had a chance to take control in the first half and had some small stuff go the wrong way later on Crespi seemed to wear...
by ventura
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Santa Margarita at Crespi
Replies: 95
Views: 7529

Re: Santa Margarita at Crespi

New - I've read a lot about Troy's departure - he is a guy that doesn't get a lot of middle of the road assessments - you like him or you really don't - part of that is created by what I perceive is Thomas' lack of concern about it, one way or another - not a politician. I know many of the Servite f...
by ventura
Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Santa Margarita at Crespi
Replies: 95
Views: 7529

Re: Santa Margarita at Crespi

luvthegame, junior et al TT's resume points to elite coach status. I watched carefully the DLS/Servite game in the rain. Along with Thomas' coaching genius comes one of the most competitive guys I've ever seen, going all the way back to watching him play in 1986. He no doubt studied DLS style, and t...
by ventura
Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Santa Margarita at Crespi
Replies: 95
Views: 7529

Re: Santa Margarita at Crespi

Santa Margarita fans - I read the OC Register write up on the game. Do you guys have an opinion about why there were so many personal fouls? I counted about six from Crespi and double that for SM. The coach made an interesting comment about Crespi in the article, mentioning something about warning o...
by ventura
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Santa Margarita at Crespi
Replies: 95
Views: 7529

Re: Santa Margarita at Crespi

Omar - what I got from your comment is that one shouldn't count it as likely that Crespi would wear LP Poly down. It's hard to say how good Poly is, but Crespi has worn down plenty of quality opponents this year with their six or seven players going both ways. It has been phenomenal to watch. No tra...
by ventura
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Santa Margarita at Crespi
Replies: 95
Views: 7529

Re: Santa Margarita at Crespi

Omar wrote: "Poly may not be used to playing four quarters, but I wouldn't be counting on a roster of 30-something players wearing any other team down." You haven't been paying attention to Crespi, Omar. Keep thinking this way. Unless player(s) leave by injury, the Celts will not be wilting under th...
by ventura
Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Pac-5 Playoff Picks
Replies: 128
Views: 10499

Re: Pac-5 Playoff Picks

yikes - you OC homers missed the boat big time with SM/Crespi - I was surprised myself, gotta admit

this was a bigger whoopin' than the Crespi/MD 2007 game no one down there saw comin'

too rare for our guys in the SFV, but SWEET when it happens
by ventura
Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Santa Margarita at Crespi
Replies: 95
Views: 7529

Re: Santa Margarita at Crespi

they probably threw about 10 times cruiser - not very effectively, but maybe enough for SM to respect the possibility this team has got to be surprising Thomas - I'm blown away about how they can run and the defense was incredible - SM scored on the first play, about a 70 bomb, and the only other sc...
by ventura
Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Santa Margarita at Crespi
Replies: 95
Views: 7529

Re: Santa Margarita at Crespi

three hours before kickoff, I've got my prediction: Crespi, probably in a very close one, maybe decided late. Celts need to have lots of success with the veer, need to pass with at least some success, and get some key stops against what I'm gathering is an explosive offense. Loser of this game is he...
by ventura
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: What will the PAC-5 play-off bracket look like?
Replies: 52
Views: 4723

Re: What will the PAC-5 play-off bracket look like?

Omar - it's all about having the best teams get to the playoffs.

Curious - if Servite wins, what will you say?

Any way you slice it, LPPoly is not too happy with this draw.
by ventura
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Santa Margarita at Crespi
Replies: 95
Views: 7529

Re: Santa Margarita at Crespi

Postby Luca » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:38 pm "I haven't seen Crespi play, but on paper it's a bizarre team. They've lost one game by one point and have gone 9-1 with a pretty strong schedule. On the other hand it looks like they've only got 32 kids on the roster and seven or eight of those are sophomore...
by ventura
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: What will the PAC-5 play-off bracket look like?
Replies: 52
Views: 4723

Re: What will the PAC-5 play-off bracket look like?

You must have missed the Alemany/SMCHS games - - Alemany is a tough game for the Eagles. ARF ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I don't remember seeing a result of a tough game with the Eagles vs. ...
by ventura
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Santa Margarita at Crespi
Replies: 95
Views: 7529

Santa Margarita at Crespi

Crespi's strength is defense. If SM has a stout front 7 the Celts will have trouble moving the ball in their veer. The Celts passed the ball with some success early in the year, but not in the last four or five contests, where they threw little or not at all. Checking SM's record they look like a ve...
by ventura
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: What will the PAC-5 play-off bracket look like?
Replies: 52
Views: 4723

Re: What will the PAC-5 play-off bracket look like?

Luca and Friar - Mission League homer here. I've been watching the Trinity League wax the Mission/Serra League for ten years. Until the trend changes my opinion is Trinity is in a class by themselves. And I don't particularly like OC football. Fact is, Servite is a much better contest for LPB than A...