Bick wrote:Helluva win for CDM tonight SK80! Way to represent the Sunset!
Thanks Bick, much appreciated and it surely was. Maybe as big as ever.
For some time now the program has been what I have pointed out on occasion, on the "RISE". How the program in football has come up to what the rest of CDM Athletics have achieved is a long story, football for a small public school has always been a challenge. If you could understand the feeling for decades of being the JV team to a Newport Harbor or having to take critics smack downs on facing weak competition to get wins you would then truly be able to understand what we are feeling these days at CDM.
If you have not forgot, I told you all to ignore the PCL games and judge where this program and team is on the non-league games and CIF playoffs over the past few years. CDM has been and is right there with the best in Orange County. And why I say the win @ San Clemente may be as big as ever..., it is against a team and program that represents the best in OC public HSF. Coach Ortiz is one of the best and his team record over the past years say so not to mention the success of many of his players at the higher level.
I also would add that playing publics with twice your enrollment is a hurdle not easy to overcome outside bringing in transfers to bolster your depth pool. School like San Clemente and Los Alamitos enroll over 3K students. CDM has about 1,500 9-12.
So where is Sunset now and all those proclaiming it is a down year? CDM takes out OC powerhouse SC and Los Alamitos takes out LA powerhouse LBP? Maybe the names and teams have changed but right now the Sunset has very respectful representation. All the talk of a down year (should CDM win some games) does not look to be panning out. Like Newps said, take out MV and maybe the gap is not so big between South Coast and Sunset.
No one will beat MV in South Coast, next you have SC, Tesoro whom lost to SJH on Friday and Capo whom I think has a real talent and athlete in Manning at QB but they have not played any caliber teams yet, Tustin, La Mirada, Pacifica, Yorba Linda, Trabuco
and they still have Cypress and Mark Keppel coming up next
Talking Sunset as I see it today it will be CDM or LA. Feel bad for the Edison QB and not sure of his status or back up? Is HB the next best w/ McLawyer? FV fell to Adelanto? And Newps your analogy on NH is probably spot on. Only question is when will O' Shea call off the dogs.
@Newps, good conversation to be had regarding whom should CDM schedule next season outside league. Is MV or LH on O' Shea's radar? I think the answer would be more clear knowing what division CDM gets bumped too.
Looking ahead, Edison will host a desperate San Clemente team and Los Alamitos will travel to Tesoro while CDM enjoys their "BYE" week.