BBB wrote:The key to stopping Bryce is to put pressure on him as long as you contain him. Then he becomes far more average.
MDDad wrote:That's a very astute observation, especially considering that it's true of every quarterback in the history of the game.
Credo ut intelligam wrote:Exactly. Many were saying last year that 2017 was the year to beat Bosco; with all their returners they were going to be the team to beat in 2018. Perhaps the quick addition of Bryce Young and Dollars and Criddell made some forget just how big it was going to be to lose Daniels, Brown, and St. Brown. The revenge factor for Bosco was likely exacerbated by Mater Dei's jawing with and scheduling of IMG, as if the Trinity League was a forgone conclusion and the Monarchs simply wanted to burnish their impending National Championship bona fides.
It's easy for me to say, since Servite is nowhere near the conversation (softball for Omar), nor do we want to be, but for the sake of sanity I hope Mater Dei and St. John Bosco will cease this unhealthy obsession with "winning the Natty", which at the high school level is mythical at best. From California to Texas and Florida, and throwing in Georgia and the Mid-Atlantic region, there's arguably a dozen teams in any given year that could call themselves the best, so what's the point, since it can never be settled on the field? Let IMG be the Oak Hill Academy of HSFB. Who cares about them? The focus should be on competing and winning League, and occasionally winning CIF. Even the "getting to State" or bust mentality has warped the perspective. The lopsided scores in and out of league, the giddiness over "running clocks", the fact that only one matchup per year has any meaning, has sucked the excitement out of what should be a compelling Trinity League season. And now the contagion has spread to JSerra, which was established in the first place to be a faithfully "Catholic" school (that lasted about ten years). Stop the arms race and the status-seeking as a "national program" or a "destination school." It's absurd and can only be sustained by continually bringing in 4-star transfers from other schools, which will ultimately boomerang with compromised standards, increased resentment from the rest of SoCal HSFB, and, ultimately, CIF action.
This will likely fall on deaf ears, as the intoxication of success is just that, but still my two cents.
Red wrote:Not a big deal Exocet. I'm hoping MD plays the devils in the playoffs again and beats them by 50. Losing to Bosco is not embarrassing at all. Not scoring 121 points on your pathetic devils would be. Pissing on a Bosco fans grave like you did was embarrassing.
BBB wrote:And MD had to play a freshman at DB? He got SMOKED.
cruiser wrote:hmm, interestingly enough, even after Friday ' USAToday national prep FB rankings (one of the
biggies along with MaxPreps); , keeps MD at number#2 in the nation! JSerra comes in at national#21
in the poll. The MD/JSerra matchup this week will draw a large crowd, I'm betting, - will the game
still be played at JSerra's small stadium?
Parking a problem for a game like this, even if parking on the school building's site and
walking across the bridge?
ventura wrote:Well put Credo. But yes, I don't see any change in the status quo other than maybe a couple more teams joining SJB and MD's game plan, resulting in a couple more interesting match ups during the year. It's just the way it is, unless the template for these two programs doesn't yield the popularity and $$ anticipated when the plan was set in motion.
Omar Bongo wrote:Yes, and many of those are the same people here who whine nonstop about transfers day in and day out...sound familiar?
BBB wrote:MD wins this game.
The MD pass defense will shut down DJ (5 TDs) and the underachieving Bosco WRs.
Don’t see Holani (12 carries/123 yds/2 TDs) carrying them to victory either.
Bosco’s schedule didn’t adequately prepare them for this matchup.
MD wins by 10-14 points.
Luca wrote:There are guys over on the other side of the board who whine nonstop 2.26 times per day or more about "The inevitable disaster that will be the Trump administration" and "The president is a scumbag", etc, etc.
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