………….Biggest surprise this season………….

Geez, only three comments in the “Biggest disappointment this season” thread. Not sure if you guys have lost interest in my flavor or just haven’t had time to tune in on the thread. To be honest, I have not been on top of the blog as much as I would have liked as we near the end of the football playoffs. Maybe I’m just being too hard on myself since I have tried to crank out three stories every day, plus the blog and putting together All-Area for football and girls tennis. Nevertheless, I have found this season to be very exciting and now that the first football season is under my belt I know I’ll be more in tune and better prepared next season. The first season’s always tough, right? Well, not so. Look at the amazing things Ryan Maddox was able to get done at Monrovia. A Rio Hondo League championship and an impressive run to the semifinals. It took a while for Marquise Williams, Nick Bueno, DJ Cole, Kendal Boggs and the rest of the crew to get the Wing-T down but they did and in the process raised the bar for next season. What about Temple City? The Rams also got to the semifinals despite chaos behind the scenes. Who would have known Temple City had two outstanding running backs in senior Joey Stewart and junior Max Rucklke. I’ll tell ya, he’ll be fun to watch next season. And the Rams return a star-studded line who are only juniors this season. Josh Ouellette is the lone senior. And if he’s as good a writer as he is blocking I might be in danger of losing my job in a few years. Rio Hondo Prep has been a bit of a surprise, too. To think the team that started 2-3 heading into the Prep League is a win a way from playing in the CIF State Small Division championship, provided that St. Margaret’s and Francis Parker both lose in Saturday’s CIF-Southern Section and CIF-San Diego division championship games. What a season.

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