Come league you could very easily have number one and two in the same league. I do agree IMG should be in the #1 discussions along with St. John's and STA for that matter, until they get beat.
While MD's win over Centennial last night was a blow out, it too was not an indicator as Corona Del Mar would have faired better then Corona Centennial last night. They just don't have the dudes and as great as Matty Logan's system is...and it is great, it's more about the Jimmy's and Joe's vs. the X's and O's...
I was jesting a tad and took the convenience of the Corona's in Name but with CDM having a good line this year and as proven the Redman, Humphries, Garbers trio...and the fact that CC QB's are struggling, altho at the scrimmage number 11 showed well and ended up contributing on offense last night in scoring, I truly think CDM would have done as well as Centennial and perhaps better but who knows...the reference was not to the MV line it was to CDM's line and the notion that they would get beat up against a TL team is not accurate this year...little buddy...
Lowly San Juan Hills stayed with in 7 points of the Lancers (TL) and pretty safe to say CDM line more capable than SJH...division 6
STA leading 21-14 with 4m left in a tight competitive game, a CLEAR incompletion to a DLS WR on 4th and long was called a catch and fumble, returned from the STA 30 back to about the DLS 30. STA gained only 7 yards on 3 plays, but able to kick the game clinching FG and later get a sealing INT in a 24-14 win.
USA Today national #1 STA has as much talent and SIZE in the trenches as anyone in the country, and kids like Florida committed LB/DE Derek Wingo and WR Marcus Rosemy (Georgia) made some big time splash plays on both sides of the ball. But they are certainly not the most disciplined or polished team.
Would love to see them against Mater Dei (they now have recent wins against both Bosco (2017) and DLS). Funny to see STA Def Coord. and HOF DL Jason Taylor sprinting down their sideline windmilling a kid to run after the phantom “fumble recovery.”
But of course, those kids fire off the ball and trap block as good as anybody in that veer offense, and all their backs need is the slightest crease to gain 40 in a heartbeat. Returning star Shamar Garrett and fellow slot back James Coby chewed up chunks of yards against the much bigger STA front seven all night, despite playing both ways.
The DL isnt much bigger, but had some really tough and active kids, including junior DT Chad Tasi (6-1 260) and senior DE Clayton Seastrand (6-2 240). Senior SS Tanner Dougherty and junior CB/WR LuMagia Hearns looked solid as well. Didn’t see the latest DLS Tagaloa brother on the DL, sophomore Brodie (6-4 240), get any snaps.
Don’t see this team challenging whoever comes out of the south, again, but will be interesting to see if they can keep their 28-year winning streak against NorCal foes going. That’s not safe, playing at Folsom early or just getting through the section playoffs. Especially if they get behind, as junior QB Dorian Hale is still struggling with accuracy issues.