The guy couldn’t sleep on his side for a while after the Tesoro game …
Covina QB Mike McDonough
Ontario Christian (win)
Montain View (win)
Baldwin Park (win)
San Dimas (win)
Projected record: 10-0
Valle Vista League: Overwhelming favorite
Playoffs: Championship contender depending on what side of bracket Oaks Christian is in.
The first thing that jumps out is that the schedule sets up very well. Glendora will be a challenge in the opener, but I DON’T think the Tartans will simply push Covina around. And I DO think the Colts’ speed will give Glendora similar trouble to last season.
It’s hard to think Covina will be better than last year’s team. This is a veteran team, however, but running back is a major concern with Art Combest graduating and no apparent replacement. The defense will be good again. Soon-to-be sophomore Jazz Daniels is a beast and could develop into a scary D-Lineman. Obviously, the offense will be strong with McDonough back at QB and receiver Jamal James playing a bigger role. Daniels could see time at tight end. If so, he gives McDonough another scary target.
I expect Covina’s offense to slow it down this season and not spread the field as much in its core formations.
There’s a good chance that Covina will get the No. 2 seed in its new division and thus make the playoffs on the opposite side of Oaks Christian. If that happens, Covina stands a solid chance at making the championship game. Getting a high seed and being on the right side of coin flips would be a big plus for the Colts in a new division where every opponent could be located an hour or further away.