It’s a rare occasion when South Hills gets flat-out run over. As I said in my 2-minute drill video with Steve Ramirez, I felt this was a year in which WestCo could play with South Hills at the line of scrimmage. Well, they did more than that. And those running backs, wow. They come in waves. Chris Solomon played sparingly, but it didn’t matter. Frazier, Tucker and Lee were spectacular.
As I told Covina coach Darryl Thomas before the game, a win by WestCo only flatters Covina. The Colts were bad enough to get down 21-2, but good enough to rally back for the win. Their power ranking (whoever does those) just went through the roof.
There wasn’t a person at CDF tonight who didn’t say “West Covina is going to win CIF.” I can understand the sentiment, but remember that La Mirada is still something to sweat, as is Bonita. And even Muir on a given night can rock anybody. I still worry about WestCo if it has to throw in the fourth quarter, but the way that ground game is, they may not have to.
As for South Hills … well, the Huskies need a lot of work. They need to play up to their size and finish drives. I don’t want to make too much of this loss, because the Huskies lost to a very good team. But I think that there should be some concern … somebody told me tonight they could go 1-9 due to their schedule. I don’t buy it, but with games against Monrovia, Tesoro, Charter Oak and Chino Hills still to come, .500 isn’t so bad.
Coach Bogan will get things fixed.