Here’s a comment I made back in summer when Monrovia lost to Azusa in the SGV Shootout passing tournament. The ‘Cats did things that afternoon that baffled me and in the course of conversation I said the following:
When a team does what Monrovia did last year (go 13-0 into the final game) and loses when the big cheese is on the line, red flags go up in my head. I wonder not about talent, but mental make up. I went to that tournament wanting to look at certain things from certain teams. Mental make up was what I watching with M-Town, and I didn’t like what I saw and believe me, I’m not alone.
I bring this up because it needs to be brought up after the ‘Cats bricked it against San Dimas on Friday in a 35-34 OT loss to San Dimas. This was supposed to be the big revenge game for Monrovia … and they were well on their way when, guess what, they couldn’t finish it MENTALLY. I’m baffled. This is the probably the best team in the Mid-Valley Division, but if you didn’t believe in summer, you surely believe me now. Monrovia had everything set up for it make a statement on Friday, and it didn’t happen.
Will they win the Mid-Valley Division? I don’t know … I think they’re the best team, but can you trust them?