The Scouting Report: St. Francis vs. Palmdale

CIF-SOUTHERN SECTION WESTERN DIVISION PLAYOFFS
SECOND ROUND
FRIDAY, 7:30 p.m.
ST. FRANCIS (9-2) vs. PALMDALE (9-2) at PALMDALE HIGH (2137 E Avenue R, Palmdale)

Palmdale is led by quarterback Joshua Shaw’s 1,586 yards and 12 touchdowns. St. Francis coach Jim Bonds is keeping an eye on the Florida-commit, who is the second-leading rusher with 637 yards and nine touchdowns. “They have a stud (Shaw) who is committed to Florida. He’s a starting safety/defensive back and does some nice job running,” Bonds said. “He can throw the ball. They have an outstanding back on Corey Washington whose another guy we need to account for.” Washington’s rushed for 758 yards and six touchdowns. Dietrich Riley, who injured his hamstring against Loyola, is getting closer to 100 percent, though he probably won’t get there until the season’s over. As Bonds put it, “When you’re a guy of his speed, that’s your game,” he said. “You have to have a hamstring that’s functioning. It’ll linger but it won’t be 100 percent.” Quarterback Justin Posthuma (1,996 yards, 17 touchdowns) still has a cast in his non-throwing hand. It broke in two places against Alemany, though he returned in the final game of the season to lead the Golden Knights to an impressive win over Chaminade. “I was amazed the doctor let him go back in the game,” said Bonds regarding the game against Alemany. “They thought he might have dislocated it in one place. In the game, the doctor taped it up and let him go.” X-Rays later showed it was fractured in two places. He’ll continue to play with the cast and a half inch of foam, per CIF rules. Posthuma (634 yards rushing, 11 touchdowns) no doubt is tough, and that much was accentuated by his late-game heroics. “If you have a fracutre you’re gonna be in quite a bit of pain,” Bonds said. “He’s tougher than nails to get back out there and do what he was able to do.” St. Francis will drive to the Palmdale area for a playoff game for the fourth time since 2002. The Golden Knights played at Palmdale in 2003 and lost 26-0 in the first round of the Division III playoffs. St. Francis had better luck the following year and beat the Falcons, 19-10, before reaching the semifinals and running into Mission League rival Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. Last year, St. Francis lost in the first round, 30-17, to Quartz Hill, located just 16 minutes from Palmdale. As for the chilly weather in Palmdale … “We told our guys it’s going to be colder than it is down here,” Bonds said, “but we’re not going to overemphasize it. It’s going to be cold for both teams, but they’re used to it because they live up there.” St. Francis defeated Gahr, 55-34; Palmdale defeated Santa Monica, 45-26.

Facebook Twitter Plusone Reddit Tumblr Email
  • KDSF97

    Go Golden Knights!

    Beat Palmdale and we will have a home CIF Semifinal game next Sat Dec 5th at Friedman Field v. the winner of Mira Costa and Chaminade.

    It has been a pleasure watching this Golden Knight team play and RB Dietrich Riley, QB Justin Posthuma and LB Chris Cabrera have been outstanding!

  • andy rodriguez

    hahahahahaha ya suck we beat yall and u guys were winning by 2 scores you guys suck ur team is stacked and we still beat you lol

  • richard valle Jr

    hahaha palmdale is too good i dont think they will loose for a while!

  • http://www.topgeldzaken.nl/lenen-zonder-bkr-toetsing/ lenen

    BKR problemen? Nu Geld lenen zonder BKR toetsing? Op zoek naar betrouwbare aanbieders? Wij vergelijken banken die u toch kunnen helpen aan een betrouwbare

  • http://possiblemates.com/stud Jessia Harmony

    Enjoyed reading/following your page.Please keep it coming. thank you. Cheers!

  • http://www.threadme.com Fashion Design

    Certainly great material. Im glad I identified this submit. Thanks for sharing

  • http://www.micjerseys.com Edmonton jerseys

    You are such an amazing writer. Wishing you a strength and peace that surpasses all understanding as you continue to walk the high road you are amazing, and I honor you for being YOU! You represent grace and dignity with a smile that melts anyone blessed to be on the receiving end of it. God Bless you Always, Carrie!!!!

  • http://make-money-online-right-now.com/ How to Make Money

    Hello! I just wanted to take the time to make a comment and say I have really enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for all your work.

  • http://www.SeoMarketingServicesOnline.com Backlinks

    I really like the colors here on your blog. did you design this yourself or did you outsource it to a professional?

  • http://www.novoaemfolha.com/2003/06/a-usurpadora.html Kenton Maikoksoong

    Dude, please tell me that youre going to write more. I notice you havent written another blog for a while (Im just catching up myself). Your blog is just too important to be missed. Youve got so much to say, such knowledge about this subject it would be a shame to see this blog disappear. The internet needs you, man!

  • http://www.SeoMarketingServicesOnline.com/ Seo Services

    Amazing freakin blog here. I almost cried while reading it!

  • http://www.yoursite.com free credit score

    Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found this for him smile. So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

  • http://www.powerlicks.com Gerard Dugger

    Thanks for the great feedback! With all the input I get from you guys we should be able to have it continuing to strengthen!

  • http://www.hdmoviesforfree.com watch free online movies

    Great post, bookmarked!

  • http://hitechclan.hi.funpic.de/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3827 Merchant Account

    I’m grateful for this writeup, I am a advertising professional in Czechoslovakia and I found this to become rather helpful.

  • http://www.SeoMarketingServicesOnline.com Seo Services

    Kudos to you! This is a really good blog here and I love your style of writing. How did you get so good at blogging?

  • http://noselaserhairremoval.info laser treatment for hair removal

    I am glad to locate so loads of valuable information now within the post, we require develop additional methods inside this regard, thanks for sharing