De La Salle is 2-0, defeating (0-2) Amador Valley 42-7. By way of comparison, Amador Valley's other loss was to Deer Valley 34-21.
The Spartans also defeated (0-2) Serra 47-13. Serra was clobbered the previous week by St. Mary's 63-35.
They haven't been tested yet, but they are facing a team that they always beat. A team that lost to an Amat team after Amat got killed by 49 points by MD the week before.
I have been monitoring a few other sites, and before the Servite/Amat game, there were occasional posts about how the Servite game had them a little concerned, along with the Serra Game and the East (Utah) game. Now they feel much more confident, and are probably looking ahead to (3-0) East HS.
Since the Amat game there has been very little mention of Servite at all. They think of Servite (as Templar83 pointed out), as "Running Clock Servite".
On the Vibe site, the only mention of Servite since the Amat game, has been this one posting that score.
Bishop Amat 14, Servite 10 final. The same Amat team that lost by about to 50 to MD last week. And yet Servite folks are saying this is the year they beat DLS. Funny!On the Spartanhood site, this error filled post drew no interest at all. Not even one response.
Was surfing around various sites and it became apparent that Amat really dominated Servite much more than score would indicate. Servite had only 5 first downs and Amat out-gained them 360 to 148, and was played on Servite home field (think they play all home games at Cerritos College, but not sure, understand no seating at high school)...QB was something like 5 for 23. Team they beat in opener 21-0, Fountain Valley, is 0-2 and been outscored 61-7. Not a particularly noteworthy program.I think the Friars can win this game. The Spartans lost 90% of their starters. Their JV team last year lost to Servite 33-14 at DLS. QB Tyler McMahon led that victory, and could come off the bench tomorrow night if necessary. DLS hasn't been tested enough yet, to know where they need work, and they are facing a team that under-performed last week, a team that they don't respect.
Am sure they will be fired up for Spartans and usually pretty well coached. But like Spartan chances.
DLS, this week, is where Servite was last week. Untested, unaware of where improvement was needed, and facing a team they weren't worried about, after MD clobbered them by 49 points.
This game pits strength against strength. DLS's strength has always been its running attack, and Servite has never been able to stop it. This year Servite's strength is it's defense against the run. Amat was held to minus rushing yardage last week. DLS's passing attack is what the Spartan fans have been saying is lacking this season. If the Friars can force them to throw more than they want to, this could get really interesting.
That takes us to Servite's offense. I don't buy that they were trying not to show anything to DLS last week. But the fact remains that all the Friars did show them offensively, was that which did not work. In other words, they showed them nothing! If that's what Servite shows again this week, DLS wins by 24. But I believe that lessons were learned last week, and this Friar team is chomping at the bit to get at these guys tomorrow night.
Servite by 6 points.