Both D-Lines were very disruptive to the other's offensive rhythm, and both defenses showed different looks throughout the game.
Not following the Marina or the player / coaches problem reference. Yes, there were mistakes, and that happens when you're trying some new stuff. But the Griffins pitched a shutout, the only time Marina was held under 20 pts, and it was a running clock and 40-0 at halftime. Not the same Marina team as last year.
One thing that did clear up is the likely bracket placement in the D3 playoffs. Edison will likely be with Cathedral on one side, and Los Al will be with La Mirada on the other. Now that Sunset league placement has been settled for the most part, I'd expect both teams to be working on getting ready for the playoffs v inflating stat lines over the next 3 weeks.
Offense had over 350 yds at half, and held Marina to negative yds until the 2nd / 3rd team D finished the shutout. Even then they only ended up with 24 yds offense.
http://www.ocvarsity.com/articles/yards ... econd.html
Bick wrote:You're being kind by saying Los Al didn't play particularly well in the first half.
Griffin D was stifling. Marina's OL is huge, but Los Al front 7 was way too fast for them. First unit held Marina to negative yds total offense before giving way to the 2nd unit, and even they finished up with the shutout and just over 20 yds total offense on the night.
I thought Marina's long snapper was one of the best I've seen in a very long time. Reminded me of Nate Williams @ Cypress back in '06.
From reading the OCV write-up, it seems HB was as sloppy on offense v. FV as the Griffins were last night.
I was just going off of your comments from the marina game saying your being kind that Los al didn't play very well in the first half or as sloppy as the griffins were etc. marina hasn't won a league game since 2004, not exactly a win to get too excited about. The next 3 games with be a walk in the park for the griffins and then the real season starts for them. They have a legit chance to do something if they can get their offense together
11/3 showdown v. Los Al @ Vet's likely for 2nd place.
The 62 points Los Al dropped on FV was 14 points more than the Griffins scored v. the Barons in the prior 3 years combined. And this was done with 2 minutes to go in the first half, and the starters sitting on the sideline with less than 4 minutes gone by in the 2nd qtr. 62 points in a half might be a school record. I'll bet MDD knows.
Great to see so many kids get in the game Friday. One of the things I can't stand about a running clock is it limits those kids' opportunities to play...especially when officials take their sweet time about discussing pretty meaningless penalties as the clock ticks away.
The Barons' kids were fighting hard to the very end despite the score. Kishaun Sykes is a fast dude, and only a soph. Better days ahead for them and coach Nolan.
You heard it right here Sixth Dude...
Griffins win 38-0 but from the grumblings about the offense afterward, it almost felt like a loss. Defense was solid, staking the Griffins to a 14-0 lead on back to back pick 6's in the first quarter. HB rushed for about 20 yds total.
HB has just been decimated by injuries and kids quitting. Seems to be a decent enough coaching staff that's been together there for some time now for that type of stuff to be happening. And they've got a couple dudes on defense at the DE spots. Also lost their soph transfer from FV due to a lower leg injury on Friday. Unlike FV the prior week, the body language on the HB sideline wasn't real good.
Los Al v Newport Harbor for 2nd / 3rd place. Cole Kinder became the all time and single game rushing leader this year for Newport. Was Max's kid the former record holder?
Marina v. FV...basically Marina's Superbowl. Their best chance in nearly 13 years to get a league win. Calpreps has them winning this 35-31.
Bracket adjustments keeping teams in same league in different brackets: Edison - Los Al; Cathedral - St Francis; and Oak Hills - Serrano skews a normal ranking. All 8 teams on left are league champs.
La Mirada (1) v. Paso Robles
La Serna v. St Francis
Villa Park v. SJ Hills
Oak Hills (4) v. Los Al
Cathedral (3) v. Newbury Park
Rancho Verde v. Hart
Buena Park v. Palos Verdes
Edison (2) v. Serrano
Them being listed as the 2nd "other" team doesn't make them the 12th in the division, otherwise they would have just leapfrogged Newbury Park, who just beat a good Moorpark team, and Los Al, who just shutout Huntington Beach. Their win last week was a 3 TD win over 1-8 Righetti. Assuming they beat Atascadero on Friday, they'll be the 2nd place team in the 2nd weakest league in the division with a 2nd place qualifier. Palos Verdes just lost to Mira Costa for the Bay championship, which I think makes them higher rated than Paso with their 36.9 v. 35.1 calpreps rating. I think it will be close and could easily flip.number9 wrote:Not sure why you think LA Mirada will play paso when cif has paso basically ranked 12th in the division. La Mirada will get the worst team according to cif as the 1 seed.
The lowest rated, not ranked, team in the playoffs is La Serna. Because they're Del Rio league champs, I don't see them as a #16 seed. Next lowest is 2nd place (assuming Oak Hills beats them Friday) Serrano. But because Oak Hills would be the #4 seed, they have to be on the opposite bracket and play #2 Edison. Next lowest 2nd / 3rd place team was Paso Robles.
What do you have as a bracket?
#1 La Mirada (Suburban 1) vs. Palos Verdes (Bay 2)
Buena Park (Freeway 1) vs. La Serna (Del Rio 1)
#4 Oak Hills (Mojave River 1) vs. Los Alamitos (Sunset 2)
St. Francis (Angelus 2) vs. Paso Robles (Pac-5 2)
#2 Edison (Sunset 1) vs. Serrano (Mojave River T2)
Rancho Verde (Inland Valley 1) vs. San Juan Hills (South Coast 2/At-Large)
#3 Cathedral (Angelus 1) vs. Newbury Park (Camino 2)
Villa Park (Crestview 1) vs. Hart (Foothill 2)