Los Angeles Times TOP 25 Pre-Season 2018

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Re: Los Angeles Times TOP 25 Pre-Season 2018

Post by Playthegame » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:58 am

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Post by SK80 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:07 pm

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Re: Los Angeles Times TOP 25 Pre-Season 2018

Post by FriarJoe » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:18 pm

Servite is ranked on name recognition for the most part. They did beat a fairly solid Norco team so that may keep them in the Top 25. However they will not be competitive in a single Trinity league game this season. Yes, even Santa Margarita will blow them out. I suppose you have to see them in person to appreciate this, but this Servite team is severely lacking in experience, speed and size across the board. After all the transfers left, the cupboard was completely bare and Thomas has to re-build this thing from the ground up. I believe 75% of the starters are underclassmen and assuming the good ones stay next year they may have a chance to win a league game. Servite has to play the long game here. This year is simply about getting experience, taking the lumps and building towards the future. Servite is not a top 25 team this year and they will finish 3-6. What would be interesting is that if they get the Loyola treatment and somehow get bumped to D2, then next year could be very interesting.

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Re: Los Angeles Times TOP 25 Pre-Season 2018

Post by ventura » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:16 pm

Interesting FriarJoe. Thomas came back to Crespi to what seems like the exact same scenario - a mass exodus of the talent. Except in Crespi's case, I think the school backed out of a lot of tuition help, which was a part of the equation for players bailing. Do you know if the players left before Thomas was hired, and if so, why?

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Re: Los Angeles Times TOP 25 Pre-Season 2018

Post by FriarJoe » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:26 pm

The players left before he was hired (perhaps with 1 exception). However the key thing to focus on is the frosh class. The frosh class is strong and that is the result of Thomas and some of the ground work being done at that level. Anyone who has followed Servite football will tell you that the frosh classes have rarely been this strong and the coaching has often been lacking. This year is a bit different. That doesn't mean they will beat Bosco or Mater Dei at the frosh level, but i would not expect the usual 52-7 beat downs this season that many have grown accustomed to. The other reason for optimism is that next year the current players will have a full year in Thomas' weight program. As Thomas even intimated himself, the program had gotten a bit soft. I can assure you the players will be strong and fit under a Thomas regime. The question will be Xs and Os and whether they can get and retain enough players to be competitive in league (meaning fighting for 3rd place). I think they can get there in 2 years, if not next year. Its time to be patient for Friar fans....

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Re: Los Angeles Times TOP 25 Pre-Season 2018

Post by watchersince68 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:04 pm

FriarJoe
How do the players like Coach Thomas as a whole, I also remember reading how inaccessible he was especially to the parents. Has any of that changed? I wish you guys all the best for the future.

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Re: Los Angeles Times TOP 25 Pre-Season 2018

Post by SK80 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:34 am

SEPTEMBER 24th 2018 LA TIMES TOP 25 after 6 weeks of play.

Many of you should be happy, your clambering for Service to be dropped out appears ever close with the Monarchs coming up next... :roll:

MV climbs to #4 very impressive to date. CDM enters the Top 10 a lofty position fro a D4. Villa Park enters at #22 and the two biggest down moves are by Westlake whom lost to Grace Brethren, with CDM, VP and Grace D4 appears to have some playa's. Cajon got punished this week in the ranks for their loss to Heritage. Seems a bit extreme from 9 to 25.

A look at the top 25 high school football teams in the Southland:
Rank | School (W-L) Result | Next game (last week's ranking)

1 | ST. JOHN BOSCO (5-0) idle | vs. JSerra, Friday (1)

2 | MATER DEI (4-1) def. Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy 28-24 | vs. Servite (at Santa Ana Stadium), Friday (2)

3 | CORONA CENTENNIAL (5-0) idle | at Corona Santiago, Thursday (3)

4 | MISSION VIEJO (6-0) def. Orange Lutheran 37-35 | vs. El Toro, Friday (6)

5 | OAKS CHRISTIAN (6-0) def. Bakersfield Christian 83-0 | vs. Newbury Park, Oct. 5 (4)

6 | JSERRA (5-0) idle | at St. John Bosco, Friday (7)

7 | ORANGE LUTHERAN (3-2) lost to Mission Viejo 37-35 | vs. Santa Margarita (at Orange Coast College), Friday (5)

8 | UPLAND (4-1) def. Visalia El Diamante 49-0 | at Damien, Friday (8)

9 | BISHOP AMAT (4-1) idle | at Chaminade, Friday (10)

10 | CORONA DEL MAR (4-1) idle | at Edison (at Huntington Beach), Thursday (12)

11 | NORCO (4-1) idle | vs. King, Friday (13)

12 | CALABASAS (4-1) def. Valencia 21-20 | at Westlake, Friday (14)

13 | CHAMINADE (2-3) idle | vs. Bishop Amat, Friday (15)

14 | NARBONNE (3-3) def. Lawndale 27-14 | at Wilmington Banning, Friday (16)

15 | GARDENA SERRA
(3-2) def. Cathedral 21-19 | at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, Friday (17)

16 | CAMARILLO (5-0) idle | vs. Lakewood, Friday (18)

17 | WESTLAKE (5-1) lost to Grace Brethren 24-6 | vs. Calabasas, Friday (11)

18 | SIERRA CANYON (4-2) def. Bakersfield 31-7 | vs. Crespi (at Pierce College), Friday (19)

19 | VISTA MURRIETA (3-2) def. Loyola 8-0 | at Murrieta Mesa, Friday (20)

20 | LOS ALAMITOS (4-1) def. Tesoro 35-16 | at Fountain Valley (at Huntington Beach), Friday (21)

21 | LONG BEACH POLY (4-2) def. Long Beach Wilson 42-6 | at Long Beach Cabrillo, Friday (22)

22 | VILLA PARK (4-1) def. El Toro 56-6 | vs. Foothill, Thursday (NR)

23 | SERVITE (3-1) idle | vs. Mater Dei (at Santa Ana Stadium), Friday (23)

24 | SANTA MARGARITA (2-3) idle at Orange Lutheran (at Orange Coast College), Friday (24)

25 | CAJON (4-1) lost to Heritage 41-36 vs. Redlands East Valley, Friday (9)
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Re: Los Angeles Times TOP 25 Pre-Season 2018

Post by SK80 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:42 am

MISSION VIEJO tumbles in this weeks LA TIMES TOP 25 and theTRITONS are back on track going from a No Rank to #13.

The Times' top 25 football rankings

OCTOBER 21st 2018

A look at the top 25 high school football teams in the Southland:
Rank | School (W-L) Result | Next game (last week's ranking)

1. ST. JOHN BOSCO (9-0) def. Santa Margarita 49-14 | vs. Servite, Friday (1)

2. CORONA CENTENNIAL (9-0) def. King 80-0 | vs. Eastvale Roosevelt, Thursday (2)

3. MATER DEI (7-2) def. JSerra 42-7 | vs. Orange Lutheran (at Orange Coast College), Friday (3)

4. OAKS CHRISTIAN (9-0) def. Calabasas 21-13 | vs. Westlake, Friday (4)

5. JSERRA (7-2) lost to Mater Dei 42-7 | vs. Santa Margarita (at Trabuco Hills), Friday (6)

6. BISHOP AMAT (8-1) def. Loyola 41-7 | at Alemany, Friday (8)

7. UPLAND (8-1) def. Chino Hills 42-32 | at Rancho Cucamonga, Friday (7)

8. ORANGE LUTHERAN (5-4) def. Servite 28-20 | vs. Mater Dei (at Orange Coast College), Friday (9)

9. CORONA DEL MAR (7-1-1) def. Newport Harbor 62-14 | vs. Huntington Beach (at Newport Harbor), Friday (10)

10. CALABASAS (7-2) lost to Oaks Christian 21-13 | vs. St. Bonaventure, Friday (11)

11. NARBONNE (6-3) def. Gardena 62-0 | at Carson, Friday (12)

12. CAMARILLO (9-0) def. Thousand Oaks 58-3 | vs. Grace Brethren (at Moorpark College), Friday (13)

13. SAN CLEMENTE (6-4) def. Mission Viejo 21-20 | CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs, Nov. 2 (NR)

14. NORCO (7-2) def. Eastvale Roosevelt 51-7 | at Corona, Thursday (14)

15. VISTA MURRIETA (7-2) def. Great Oak 52-0 | at Murrieta Valley, Thursday (15)

16. MISSION VIEJO (4-5) lost to San Clemente 21-20 | at Tesoro, Friday (5)

17. LOS ALAMITOS (7-1-1) def. Huntington Beach 47-0 | vs. Edison (at Cerritos College), Friday (16)

18. SIERRA CANYON (6-3) def. San Pedro 44-14 | vs. Paraclete (at Pierce College), Friday (17)

19. LONG BEACH POLY (8-2) def. Lakewood 53-18 | CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs, Nov. 2 (18)

20. VILLA PARK (9-0) def. El Modena 63-0 | vs. Anaheim Canyon (at El Modena), Friday (19)

21. CAJON (8-1) def. Yucaipa 56-34 | at Carter, Thursday (20)

22. WESTLAKE (7-2) def. Newbury Park 42-7 | at Oaks Christian, Friday (22)

23. RANCHO VERDE (9-0) def. Paloma Valley 45-14 | at Heritage, Friday (23)

24. SHERMAN OAKS NOTRE DAME (6-3) def. Alemany 54-21 | vs. Chaminade, Friday (24)

25. GRACE BRETHREN (7-2) idle | vs. Camarillo (at Moorpark College), Friday (25)
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Re: Los Angeles Times TOP 25 Pre-Season 2018

Post by Newps » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:43 am

A game that both Cdm and Villa Park will be paying close attention to is Grace Brethern vs Camarillo. Last weeks CIF D4 poll 1-4 was Camarillo, CDM, VP, Grace. If Camarillo wins Cdm and VP would be 2/3 and would play in the Semi’s. If Grace wins then CDM moves to 1 and VP to 2 which would be the matchup most people would love to see in the D4 Finals! There are a few others that could play spoiler too!

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Re: Los Angeles Times TOP 25 Pre-Season 2018

Post by SK80 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:41 am

Yes, D4 looks real good. Grace is a team I have been on alert too for some time. They have a huge RB like 225 lbs. They also have D1 talent. Reminds me of the 2016 year when Sierra Canyon was loaded up as a small private can only do.

Did not have Camarillo so much on the radar but they have got undefeated. That will be a very good contest this week and likely the determine game as Newps stated for CIF brackets.
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