SK80 wrote:2 or 3 always seem WAY above the rest. Upland, Calabasas and Norco seem like D1 teams IMHO.
Newps wrote:Source of the post After the Tesoro scrimmage, the below is a take from a coach. I’m a huge Cdm supporter, but it sounds like the same issues will be the downfall of this years squad, lack of lineman and so so defense. This team will score points but will struggle with the big boys. I see a 6-4 season with wins against PV, ET, Lakewood, NH, FV and HB. FV/HB could play spoiler if the boys don’t show up on that given night. JSerra is going to steam roll us this week. The line play will be the difference.
MDDad wrote:Source of the post The nice thing about this new divisional alignment system is that if teams like those three continue their current success, they will be in Division 1.
Newps wrote:After the Tesoro scrimmage, the below is a take from a coach. I’m a huge Cdm supporter, but it sounds like the same issues will be the downfall of this years squad, lack of lineman and so so defense. This team will score points but will struggle with the big boys. It appears Cdm is over-ranked because of the “big 3”. The problem is none of the big 3 are lineman.
SK80 wrote:I don't think we need more divisions but when I look at most of them the to 2 or 3 always seem WAY above the rest. Upland, Calabasas and Norco seem like D1 teams IMHO.
SK80 wrote:I would also add the 7v7 performances, a lot of spotlight, deserved but this is now an entire team game. Sometimes scrimmages at the beginning of the season can expose a lot of weaknesses and the ones you state Newps are valid, remember in D4 and say the PCL not such a concern as the skill players can shine.
I'll also agree that the #6 rank is generous as I would have La Habra, San Clemente and Servite ahead of them. I just do not think a team with so many Sophomores now Juniors has enough going for it. I have stated many a time it's 2019 where they will really shine.
@Bick also agree with your take on the JSerra game, last season CDM really played as well as anyone could have predicted. But we had a Senior line in their and a mobile QB, now we have a QB whom has never started and is a Pro-Style pocket passer. JSerra's size and speed with be tough for the Sea Kings to handle. And you are exactly on point about keeping away from injuries.
@Newps again.., I thought with this schedule, all big games on road, young team, stepping up in league, a 7-3 season would have been an accomplishment. I know some here have clamored CDM should be in D2...., heck they are only ranked #3 in D4 as it stands now!
BBB wrote:Source of the post Calabasas doesn’t have the offensive line or the defense. They’re very similar to CdM with a really good QB and some elite WRs.