The amazing season for area teams continued on Friday. While Bishop Amat, Glendora and St. Francis all saw their seasons end, the group mentioned above press on and now have a chance to make history. And the matchups couldn’t be more glorious!
St. John Bosco 63, Bishop Amat 10 Southwest Division
La Habra 42, Villa Park 21
San Clemente 63, Buena Park 24
Championship: San Clemente vs. La Habra, Friday Southeast Division
La Serna 24, St. Francis 10
La Mirada 38, Cathedral 7
Championship: La Serna at La Mirada, Saturday Central Division
Charter Oak 28, Glendora 14
San Marino 35, Summmit 30
Championship: San Marino at Charter Oak, Saturday Mid-Valley Division
Sierra Canyon 65, Pomona 26
San Dimas 56, Viewpoint 30
Championship: Sierra Canyon at San Dimas, Friday.
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.
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.