At this point the Friars have a real good chance in making the playoffs, I now believe they can go into the SJB game with one lost (in league). Six months ago I thought Servite would be lucky to have one win at this point, boy was I wrong.
Somehow I'm sure Harry is hoping a 4-6, 1-4 mark gets them an at-large berth and its likely it will come down to the JSerra game. How ironic. The JSerra loss in 2009 cost Mike Jacot his job and Hartigan is the JSerra coach. Who would you put your money on today? The switch to Kyle Sweet at the end of the second quarter was peculiar, but then, what isn't with the Ole Ball Coach? You take one of the best young QB's and best young WR's in Southern California out of the game and play dropback-tuck-and-run a la Vince Young. Not duel threat Texas Vince Young but tuck and run Tennessee Titan Vince. OK, Kyle I want you to run a quarterback draw and do you magic and make a guy miss. Ooooh. Five yards and a hit to your shoulder as long as it's your left shoulder ... you'll be OK. Now, 2nd and 5. Kyle how about a playside keeper off the zone. Three yards and a helmet slammed to the turf. OK, third and two, how about a QB sneak where 4 250lb+ men fall on top of you? Yeah! You got two yards. First Down! OK, 1st and 10. Now its time for the QB draw again. That nonsense won't work against Raw-Low. It didn't work last year and it won't this year. Heavens to Betsy. One more hit and Sweet - all 5-10, 160 of him - would have been out of the MD game. And all the while a 6-4 210 pound NFL prospect gets benched for starting a winnable game 1 for 4 and throwing a third down deepball pick that was as good as a punt.
I can't say why there is a low turn out for SM. When I worked there I made the drive to the games...you find a way. But for Servite I suspect we are going through a pruning stage. We collected some fans who only came b/c of the big wins in our recent history...fair weather fans. Now that we are back in the trenches, we will see who is really connected to the school. I love to win, losing sucks...but both are part of athletics & real fans stay loyal. Those who only come for the wins...oh well have a nice life. Those who come for a love of the boys & the game...welcome!
And for those who claim to be fans of Servite, but continue to embarrass the school through their behavior in the stadiums and/or these boards...please find another team. I loved last night's after game/on the field action: both teams & most fans showed great sportsmanship & respect. That was great. I also met a really classy SM grandfather before the game. He came to the Servite side to check on one of our players that he saw go out on injury last year. He spoke with the young man & was genuinely happy the kid was back in the game.
If anyone has proof that the two of them buy their shoes at the same clown store, the circumstantial evidence would be almost irrefutable.
PS - MDDad is still the man, Red is red, and belated congrats to Ramon on becoming a padre. Nice win this year too.
"Is c'ervite offense gonna show up this time?" butt_blng Dec 4/5, 2009
I said that saying about a year or so ago and had a bunch of people jump on it for me and I probably had 50 posts that day about it.
If I say banned instead of dead then there's nothing to follow up with / responses that I need to address.
Ain't nobody got time for that.