The Tour took a long rest due to some big news in the area recently, but it was back on in full force as The Fat Man made his way to Montereybello Park High School, aka Schurr on Monday.
First, let’s get one thing established. There was not 150 kids out there. Not 140, 130, 120, 110, 100, 90, 80. 70 or 60. I counted just over 40 on Monday … and one asst. coach told me it’s probably 50-55. Nothing wrong with that, but please take it as another sign that you can’t believe everything you read or hear, nor can you overreact to spring and passing league.
One more thing about the numbers, Schurr has about what every other team I’ve seen in the Mid-Valley Division has. Not much more. Not much less. So those sweating the Almont League being in the division because of the high enrollment numbers should make their way up the hill and check out what it actually means in terms of players participating.
So what about eye test? The Spartans pass it easily. They have the right types of bodies in the right positions. I didn’t get to see too many plays because it was the tail-end of practice.
It’s pretty obvious that Aaron Cantu is the best QB in the division. And that’s saying something given the signal callers in the Mid-Valley. But this guy has size, footwork and a cannon.
OK, on to the interviews …