Biggest win: 27-21 over West Covina
Worst loss: 49-42 OT to Walnut
The Good: The Colts arguably arrived a year early, which is a scary thought going into next season. QB Billy Livingston got even better, as most expected. RB Gevontray Ainsworth was as advertised. WR/DB Vinny Venegas emerged as one of the top WR/DBs around. The highlight of the season is probably a tie between beating West Covina and winning the Valle Vista League. You don’t get patches for a win in Week 0, but it’s pretty obvious that’s what most people will remember the ’10 Colts by.
The Bad: It’s hard to find much wrong with the season. The loss to Walnut, although close, was a setback that kept the Colts from having an undefeated regular season. But everybody is allowed a slip up.
The Ugly: Covina’s draw in the Mid-Valley Division playoffs stunk, and it ultimately cost the Colts. Yes, everybody has to play a good team at some point in the playoffs, but getting Whittier Christian in the second round when that was really a semifinal-quality matchup was what sent the Colts packing. I think it would’ve been easier to swallow had the game actually taken place in the semis. Maybe that’s just how the Mid-Valley playoffs will be every year, but when you’re 9-1 entering the playoffs, you don’t expect to be playing another league champ from the other toughest league in the division.
Sad to see you go: WRs Remontay McClain and Randy Robledo, DB Antonio Contreras, DB Charles Cooper, RB/DB/LB Matt Murray.
What to look forward to: This is easily a top-5 team in the Trib area. QB Livingston, RB Ainsworth, WRs De La Cruz and Venegas are back. Leading tackler Johnny Padilla is back as is top lineman Nick Hynes. Scary.