What a Round 2 for the SGV(N)!

What can you say? This was supposed to be one of the best years in SGV history and the playoffs are proving it. Bishop Amat is into the semis in the Pac-5. There’s dream matchups between locals like La Serna-St. Francis and Charter Oak-Glendora. There was a huge upset by San Dimas. San Marino finally broke through the second round and did so in the Central Division. It’s all gravy now for the Titans.

Numbers don’t lie: CIF commish goes on the offensive after Pac-5 first-round fiasco …


First Round
Pac-5 Average Margin of Victory: 37.5 points
East Valley Average Margin of Victory: 25.6 points
Inland Division Average Margin of Victory: 37.2 points
Southern Division Average Margin of Victory: 27.6 points

(Wigod also cited the disparity in other sports and that was part of his argument, not just football. But we’ll only focus on the football part here for obvious reasons)

Furthermore, Wigod goes on to say

What this data clearly indicates is that there is a very large gap, across the spectrum of sports and divisions, in the competitive levels of teams that enter our playoffs under the current system. By placing an entire league into a particular division, we see that it creates numerous scenarios where every team from that particular league does not belong in that particular division and the results of that situation are difficult for everyone involved: the winning team, the losing team and those who are there to watch it happen.


SHOTS FIRED: Santa Fe refuses to shake hands with La Mirada after first-round loss, then this tweet appears Saturday morning … Pac-5 is proof playoff format needs changing

SHOTS FIRED: The above pic is from a tweet sent Saturday morning from what appears to be the account of Santa Fe head coach Dave Pierson to La Mirada coach Mike Moschetti and former Mats QB Christian Lara. It’s a still of Santa Fe in victory formation at the close of its 2012 SECOND ROUND win over La Mirada. It says “one and done” but it was second round, so not really. The point being made is that LAST YEAR, with former Santa Fe QB Christian Lara at the helm, La Mirada was one and done after a loss to Salesian in the first round. I guess Santa Fe takes delight in that. A second tweet with the hashtag “homegrowntalent” was also sent out. Never mind that Santa Fe reportedly has three La Mirada transfers. Anyway, following Friday’s 55-6 loss, Santa Fe (players and coaches) refused to shake hands.

PAC-5 … I’m willing to bet Exhibit A for the CIF-SS this January when it’s time to debate the new playoff format change will be this year’s first-round results in the Pac-5. Freddie can scoff all he wants, but your premier division isn’t supposed to have all these running clock first round games with major disparities on the scoreboard. If it was just SJB or Centennial, that would be one thing. But it wasn’t. What are teams like LB Wilson, Jordan, Corona and Lakewood even doing in the Pac-5 anyway? They lost by a combined scored of 242-37. Ridiculous. Change is hopefully on the way.