We expect to see DLS face off in the Open Division state title game, against whomever comes out of SoCal, every year. But will it be another SoCal blowout (like 2016/2017)? Or can the Spartans actually compete with the CIFSS behemoths again?? (Last year’s 2 TD loss to MD was not truly “competitive”)
Will be tracking the Silver and Green here this season, to see if their Game is Standing Tall ...
They still haven’t lost to a NorCal team (north of Fresno) since 1991 (which is insane). And after beating the Bulldogs in back to back years, this time when it looked like the annual Sacramento powerhouse might catch DLS in a down year, that streak of half-state domination doesn’t look like it’s coming to an end any time soon.
But on this week of national games, it’s telling that no one even paid attention to this game. It was an afterthought. Even their season opener against St Thomas Aquinas (FL) (loss) wasn’t really treated like a big deal. That would have been national news years ago.
DLS just doesn’t have that type of juice anymore, nationally. That’s shifted south, to MD and Bosco.
Folsom is never going to beat DLS with no offensive balance, and giving up almost 300 yards on the ground.
DLS is also not going to win a state title with no passing game and a suspect secondary. That veer offense just doesn’t dominate like it used to, enough to make up for other deficiencies.
the year before, 2017, oh it was a cakewalk for MD, that 2017 MD team was just monstrously powerful, skilled, talented, etc.
I believe some sports analysts consider the 2017 MD team the best in CIF History, so based on recent posts, i believe it is said, which DLS team is the best in their programs rich history? the 2001 team right?
Bryce Young, Bru McCoy Evan Bennett Keyon Ware Hudson and Mike Martinez we’re also main factors that benefitted MD, and helped them force the turnovers and turn them into TDs, but I digress lol
DLS turned the ball over five times in the 2017 title game as well, and had turnover and fumbling issues against Bosco in 2016. You could just as easily say that if DLS played better in 2016, Bosco would only have 1 state title in its 79 year school history.
Ball security wasn’t a new issue that just popped up for DLS in 2018. It’s been a recent problem and is a big part of the reason they’ve fallen off. Not something you would see from them 5-10 years ago in big games, such as when they beat Servite by 40 in the 2010 state game, or back to back wins over great Centennial teams in 14/15.
This was already chopped up in another thread (I believe mainly by you)
Or it would take something like firing your longtime coach and alum (Mendoza), dropping him like a bad habit, then hiring another alum (Negro) as coach who knows how to hire the right “assistants” to maximize your recruiting base and find the right transfers year after year ... which is what Bosco did in 2009.
So now that we’ve covered what MD/SJB did to get their programs where they are ... maybe DLS should try that?
Not thinking Coach Lad is going to allow the program he built to be “blown up” while he is still on staff, nor does it need to be.
Agree and I think Folsom knows that’s the truth.
I know some very affluent Sacramentoans who would argue that Folsom/Granite Bay/Rocklin and the Folsom Lake area is actually quite a big pond, literally lol
this must be a Bosco troll account. Bosco has put multiple guys into the NFL since Negro took over, Bosco has beaten MD more than they’ve lost in that time and won two state titles and a national title, and their best current WR is an IE Duck.WantTheNFLBack714 wrote: I feel that ever since MD and Bosco became what they are now, MD has without a doubt, without question, lured, attracted the better talent than Bosco has, results on the field say so, I wouldn't say MD has done recruiting but they have socially influenced players from the IE Ducks to play for MD, since QB Coach Dave Money had ties to the IE Ducks for a number of years now.
Besides DLS, I wonder if LB Poly could get its swagger back as well, and possible win their first National title in LB Poly's rich history, or finish the season ranked number 1 in the Nation, which I and many others, find shocking, considering the rich history LB Poly has.
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Not sure why all those East Bay public schools continue to be in the same league with DLS just to get their heads beat in. Like, the entire East Bay-Mountain league is public schools, other than DLS. Why? lol
Just think, we’re only weeks away from getting to see DLS beat the brakes off Brentwood Liberty or Pittsburg High, again, in a North Coast Section title game.