Scrimmage night in the SGV …

Coach Greg Gano begins to put his cards on the table tonight

I will attend Bonita at Damien tonite (6:30 p.m.). I’m hoping that either on Fred’s blog or my own that people from all over the Valley will comment about what they saw at the various scrimmages. I will do the same from Bonita-Damien.

What I’m looking for from Damien: A sign, any sign, that the Spartans have the firepower needed to hold up in the Sierra League and against a rough nonleague schedule. I already know the Spartans will try hard and be well coached, but I want to see what the talent looks like. Granted, tonight is only a scrimmage, but there will still be clues. With questions at nearly every skill spot, Damien can use all the “live” reps it can get. Let’s see if Gano has been sandbagging.

What I’m looking for from Bonita: Take a guess. That’s right, QB play. With Garrett Pendleton sidelined for a while, the ‘Cats are scrambling to get a replacement ready. Greg Spathias is supposed to be the man with K.C. Huth seeing action as well. Let’s see how either/both do tonight against a Spartans defense that should have some bite. I also want to see just how Bonita’s defense looks. If the QB spot is shaky, the ‘Cats will need to rely on defense a bit more … will that be doable?