I went ahead and make a quick stab at a Week 10 projection....
anyway, back to the topic, it does make you wonder if the MD dynasty will end the day Rollo retires, but I see another MD-Bosco title game, its basically MD-Poly all over again for the title game, the way it was in the late 90's, but sadly this will likely go on longer.
And campaigning for San Clemente to mediocre-schedule its way into an annual spot in D2
I think MV is scheduling the way the should and the way they always have. It didnt stop them from Beating all those trinity teams a few years ago, when they knocked off, Servite, Olu, SM, but lost to MD in the semis.
I also dont think Mazzotta will stop playing MV or any other high caliber team, in the preseason. Thats been his formula.
The problem is, has it worked latley? D-1, D-2, TOP OF D-3, caliber of teams / coaching is top notch.
Last year in D-2, La Habra took a first round L to ND SHERMAN OAKS and their run game. Once again LH had the game in hand, but turnovers and other things decided that, where ND went on to the semis and Upland won.
Mazzotta wont stop playing the tough pre season games, he has no choice , due to a weak league.
The problem is , the freeway league doesnt prepare you for the round one or round 2 upper division games.
Look at what just happened to a number 25 team in the county. No resistance, no pressure, no competition.
Who knows, maybe its time to rethink some things, mindset. Look at what Thomas at Servite is doing right now.
Alumni, Family, weight room, less 7 on 7, more training and indo's. Creating a winning culture.
US VS'S THEM mentality, the buy in, ALL IN!
Unless Bosco knocks off MD, its MD'S, thats it.
Maybe next year, swervite or the next year, servite will pull it off.?
hit the lights
It's a situation where the winners are losers, and the losers are winners.
Blame the OC Diocese, blame the recruiters, the CIF...whatever. It wasn't like that in my day
Mater Dei beat us 55-13. And that is cause Rollo called his dogs off.
What I am saying is those top tier schools are light years ahead of everyone. And while there are some schools that are doing the same, it'll take a long time to matchup with them, IMO.
So, basically do what Troy Thomas did when he came back to Servite and officially partner with a local feeder youth program (OC Buckeyes), and even let said youth org’s apparel sponsor (Battle) take over your uniform sponsorship in order to appeal to 12 year old recruits even more.
Notre Dame HS is one of the senior board members for recruiting kids in SoCal. Been doing it since the 70s. You think stars like Justin Fargas or Dayne Crist or Koa Farmer (or Giancarlo Mike Stanton) just showed up at NDHS because they had a nice campus and good science program?
I think South Coast and Sunset all should be D-2
Actually a mix of D-2 and D-3 would be good.
san juan hills
thats a good start locally.
hit the lights
Based on the projections above of San Clemente losing to Mission and ending up in the bottom half of D2 at 8-2, it doesn’t look like they are gonna have to worry about D1 this year. Even if they beat Mission they’ll have to leapfrog several teams.
The biggest way to gain points is the CIFSS poll, so if San Clemente can beat MV it will more than likely put them into D1 since they will likely jump MV in the CIFSS poll. San Clemente's only loss would be to D3 (and perhaps Top-8 team in CIFSS) CDM. This is important because CDM is undefeated and isn't in the D1/2 poll to serve as a ceiling for San Clemente. I could see San Clemente jumping JSerra with a win and even MV perhaps staying above JSerra with a close loss.
The other biggest chance to shake up the current rankings would be if Orange Lutheran can pull off wins against JSerra and/or Servite. Bishop Amat and Calabasas both have the loss against JSerra which will likely put a ceiling on their ability to leapfrog either of the 3rd or 4th (or possibly even 5th) place Trinity teams in the CIFSS poll which could make things pretty interesting...
Another possibility is for Bishop Amat to falter in the Mission League. Every year, it seems like the Mission League is one big cluster--, so who knows what can happen over the next two weeks.
The projections at this point should be taken with a healthy dose of salt.