Biggest win: 35-34, OT over Monrovia
Worst loss: 19-14 vs. Baldwin Park
The Good: This one is obvious: it’s how the Saints finished the season. San Dimas entered the postseason as an at-large team, but beat No. 3-seeded Arroyo in the first round and Maranatha in the second round. Making the semis as an at-large is a pretty nice accomplishment, but …
The Bad: … why were the Saints an at-large team in the first place? That’s because they couldn’t seal the deal against Baldwin Park and Covina in Valle Vista League home games that ultimately cost San Dimas a chance at a high seed in the playoffs.
The Ugly: San Dimas’ inability to put two big halves together proved costly. The bottom line is that 8-5 for a defending CIF champ that had a lot of talent back is a bit disappointing. Yes, the Saints made up for it by beating Arroyo and rocking a pretty hot Maranatha team in the playoffs. In the end, there were no tangible results, i.e. a Smudge Pot win, a league title or a CIF title. San Dimas’ season, quite simply, was handful of big moments and a handful of disappointing ones.
Sad to see you go: QB Codee Watts, RB Theo Darlington, RB Damarquis Lawson, RB Jordan Taylor, RB/LB Angel Gonzalez, WR Kevin Kolbeck, OL Allen Brown.
What to look forward to: CIF champion QB Shawn Kennedy is back and hopefully healthy. Dillon Corono and Davonte Christopher are two solid playmakers and should be featured even more in next year’s offense.