Two-Minute Drill: Aram, Steve and Fred all picking San Dimas over San Marino … Fred calling a blowout

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  • saints Fan

    DEFENSE…….. That is what is going to win this game for the Saints. Wing Z is the Wing Z seems that is the first last and only item you talk about. YES, The Wing Z will be rolling, it is very efficient and some surprises could come out of it.
    But since the Monrovia game this Defense has not only turned the page, they have FLIPPED open a New Book. I know, I get it, every team we have played since Monrovia is NOT Monrovia, but they were young and had no idea what they were doing… that is not the case now.
    Northview Avg 40.5 ppg —- held to 7 Points
    Baldwin Park Avg 40.8 ppg — held to 27 pts (14 after most starters on Bench) then dropped 53 on Arroyo
    Covina Avg 30.9 ppg with Smalley — held to 14 pts
    Pomona Avg 41.7 ppg — held to 6 pts (then dropped 45 on Rosemead)
    Gabrielino Avg 29 ppg — held to 2 Field Goals
    San Marino has been Avg 51 ppg against the same competition level as all of the above mentioned teams, get to Monrovia (for comparison purposes) and they score 14 points (those last 7 were in garbage time). Not starting comparison to Monrovia – I know guy’s, “you have speed and athletes all over the field” — However here is my prediction — San Marino scores 14 points against San Dimas ! (Maybe 21 at most). San Dimas wins by 2 TD’s. San Marino will struggle stopping San Dimas offense but the DEFENSE for the Saints is going to contain the QB who likes to run. That will be the difference in this game.

    • observantcat

      Saints Fan, after seeing both squads, I see them as very equal in what they bring, The team that wins this game is going to be the team that executes their game plan the best, SM QB is a very smart QB with a great football IQ that can make up for most of the offense except for the fact that they have some pretty good skill guys that play well together, this is a game that SD cannot fall asleep because SM will play to the end. All of the teams that you mentioned in that VVL would have suffered the same fate against SM and their coaching staff believes in going on 4th and 1 (Zernicow style) So this should be a very interesting game to say the least, I wish I could attend but I will be at the roast in Monrovia that evening waiting on the winners of Pomona and Paraclete which by the way should be interesting as well. Either way good luck and may the best team score more points..

      • Saint Parent

        What you saw when we played you was a depleted SD team…I know I know, just like you guys. Try this on for size for players missing from the Monrovia game 1) the starting left guard and tack who were replaced by sophomores. 2) Chris Rufus, wing back for SD. Since becoming eligible he has 420 all purpose yards and 6 TD. 3) Josh Aguilar at WR who has 200 yards receiving and 2 TD, HUGE numbers for a Wing T team. This may not seem like a big deal but it is and here is why. The other WRs play defense as well and the less reps they get the fresher they are on Def. So go ahead and compare that SD team to the one you saw earlier in the season, it is a very different team now than it was then. By the way pack your winter gear for next week, weather calls for wind, cold, and an end to the 4 peat.

        • observantcat

          I will be packed and ready to go to winterland, but as for the end of the 3peat, don’t think so….. it may be more like the beginning of the 5peat. Stay tuned.

          • saints Fan

            Hey we made the trip last year, wasn’t all that bad. AVC is a great venue to watch a game in…. check out the Marie Callendars right off the freeway, get ya some Chicken Pot Pie and a refill of coffee for the road. Good Times !

          • New York

            You have to admit, that SD going to Paraclete (out of area) last year was the first time in five years that the playoffs actually felt like playoffs, rather than playing local teams that you can easily face anytime.

            There is definitely something exciting about playing teams that are a bit more of an unknown!

            I am glad Monrovia gets to go up there this year. If we can’t get it done, then obviously we don’t deserve it! Winning up there, as we did in the second round in 2009, makes the whole thing more special.

          • saints Fan

            And I agree, anyone who goes up to Paraclete and beats them on their turf deserves some props. I am curious to see how Paraclete does vs Pomona. I honestly think Pomona might be a year away, that QB is gonna be a good one, but Paraclete this year is NOT Paraclete of last year. But then again, neither are we.

          • New York

            Paraclete was pretty good last year, but they are always a good playoff team.

          • saints Fan

            Adding the Alpha has definitely been something new and exciting for the Division there is no doubt.

          • New York

            Condensing the geography of the divisions has been a travesty. It is too bad that the Alpha league is the only league outside the SGV. What happened to the days of playing teams from other counties?

        • New York

          CIF definitely did you guys a favor by putting Paraclete and Monrovia on the other side of the bracket. That should let your left guard and tackle fully recuperate.

          • Saint Parent

            I agree with you 1,000% although SM is no joke.

          • saints Fan

            A Favor…. come on now, lose that drabble. From the middle of the Season on, EVERY single week Paraclete was ranked BELOW San Dimas… go check it. There were no favors, actually all they did based on week #10 was take the Week #9 Rankings drop out the 3 losing teams and move San Dimas and Paraclete up in the EXACT order they had been for WEEKS. Paraclete had done nothing more than San Dimas to deserve a last minute flop. Actually, that would have been a complete BS job if they had. Whether they are better or worse than SD THIS YEAR, we will never know. Come on now, I really want to think you are better than that…

          • observantcat

            I believe what NY is saying is that Monrovia’s will have to beat all the leagues number 1′s in order to get that 4peat vs. maybe being in the lower bracket and facing all of the leagues #2′s to make it to the finals.

          • New York

            NO! I am not at all complaining about Monrovia having a tough road. Let’s be honest, this division is not that daunting. I was more poking at SD (for fun) and meaning to suggest that the would not even make it to the finals if in the same bracket as either Monrovia or Paraclete.

          • saints Fan

            You know “Cat” that’s why I like you. See that is a logical response and when I look at it, it does make sense. Rather than just “did you a favor”. Comparing the Brackets to last year, the only difference is the fact that last year the #3 Seed was a League #2, so that shoved one match up different, as by definition the #1′s always get #3′s. Problem will always be Mid Valley is a 5 League division, thus one side will always have an “extra” #1 team in it. However, here is where I am not sure that really depicts the difficulty of the brackets.
            Top Bracket – #1 & #4 Seeds, then #’s7-10 and the 2 Weakest teams in the Playoff’s based on rankings at any point in season (Sierra Canyon & La Canada).
            Bottom Bracket – #2 & #3 Seeds, then #’s 5-6, Top 5 team most of season (Baldwin Park) then 3 Teams hovering around #10 or in it. Bottom doesn’t have any teams like SC or LC that were non factors in top 10 entire season.
            So all in all, think Brackets might have been split pretty well evenly based on info available.

          • saints Fan

            Also you had the #5/6 (both League #2′s) were from same Leagues as #1/4 so they had to pop them down below, which again brought up one bracket, thus a #1 v #3 matchup

          • New York

            Well I certainly question those rankings anyway. Also, I know it definitely reads like drabble, but it is meant to be antagonisitc as in: I don’t think San Dimas can beat Paraclete! LOL

            I was especially laughing about Coach Z’s quote about wanting to play Monrovia…what about wanting to play Paraclete TOO and get even for last year!

          • Saint Parent

            We want Scoby more than the Clete. That punk was talking trash before the game and doing throat slashes during the game. He is classless and we want another shot at him. If we get the Clete then thats fine, I have no problem beating “Scary Eyes Dahlia” for the title.

          • New York

            I love Dalhia’s intensity.

          • saints Fan

            I suspect because the Clete thing was just a one year deal, Monrovia has been the Top Dog the last 4 years, you always wanna beat the Top Dog if you are a true competitor, you ain’t gunnin’ for #2.

          • observantcat

            Saints Fan we will be rolling out our ever so classy 2016 model named Johnson along with our missing 2014 Model Jones, Scoby plays with a lot of energy and lots of self confidence but it is controlled. I know he would be itching to compete again in the finals with whoever the opponent may be. Both teams seem to reaching their peek at the right time, Mayorga is the only one who has seen Monrovia at it’s peek in the past 3 seasons in a finals game and I’m sure he will remember it well. Lots of pride and smack always rides on this cross freeway rivalry. So let these last two games mean something going forward.

          • saints Fan

            Dang you leavin’ Potts at home…. hahaha. Johnson is going to tear up the Mid Valley the next 2 years, the kid is a wonderful back…. Bummer Jones missed so much of the season with injury, but can all be erased mentally with strong playoff run. Definitely a challenging multi threat offense to defend for sure.

          • New York

            I want a piece of every team who has ever beaten Monrovia, especially playoff losses.

          • New York

            Saint Parent down below seems to agree!

          • saints Fan

            that’s cuz he is a “parent”…. I’m a “FAN”…. hahaha just havin some fun

          • New York

            LOL

      • saints Fan

        I get what your saying “cat” and do respect what this QB can do. But if you are basing your “observations” in seeing both teams, then you saw SD in Week 4 and SM in Week 10. You really think it is a reasonable comparison? Of course SM would have done similar #’s to the VVL teams, they should, they are one of the top teams in the division. But unfortunately, they don’t get one of those other VVL teams, they get San Dimas. I know for sure there is no sleeping on San Marino. They are just as respected as an opponent as Monrovia is to us, or Paraclete, or Arroyo, or Schurr. Great coaches, kids that won’t quit and hey, they are at home. Expect a great game !

        • observantcat

          Thanks for understanding that this is no way a stab at your program just an observation of both teams whether at the beginning of the season or at any point of the season both teams have made it this far and to have made it this far you must be doing something right. I just think guys like Fred G. Robledo is really not giving you the real dope on SM and it wouldn’t come as a surprise if they had one of those games were everything starts falling their way, Teams with good athletes have a better chance of disrupting game plans and if they can out coach you they will get a win. Both teams have exactly that chemistry in their own way.

          • saints Fan

            Gotcha “cat”, but I don’t think anyone on the San Dimas sideline is prepping for the game based on Freddie’s scouting reports. As I have stated before, I wish he was picking against us…. cuz he has been wrong in each big game picking against us !! And guarantee I have seen more of San Marino than Freddie or Aram and I’m just a stupid parent.

          • observantcat

            By the way, bring your flash lights, San Marino has the most dimly lit field I have ever been to… well John Muir is a close second.

          • saints Fan

            And some tiny Visitor Stands, dang, Gonna have to get there way early cuz SD fans actually travel.

        • New York

          SM is “just as respected” by SD as Monrovia and Paraclete? I doubt it.

          SD is very happy to be playing SM and potentially Arroyo and Schurr because of the chances outlook.

          • saints Fan

            Obviously duh… same reason grumbling from other side of the bracket about potentially getting Paraclete instead of Arroyo in Semi’s or didn’t get the At Large team in round #1. Respect doesn’t have anything to do fearing or how good an opponent is. RESPECT EVERYONE FEAR NO ONE ! Sign of a great athlete and competitor right?

      • Saint Parent

        You and Greenie crack us up. Tonight proved how wrong you were. SM QB best athlete on the field…WRONG!!! He didn’t even play in the 2nd half. As for SD not being a passing team, try on 250 yards and 3 TDs for size. Lets both handle our business next week and settle this where it all began..Citrus College in the rain.

        • observantcat

          Well we do Know that if Monrovia Wins It will be played at the Cats House. So much for Citrus. Congratulations, San Marino couldn’t establish their game plan on you guys and you guys blew holes through their defense. For a second it looked like we had Pomona coming up with a possible upset but Oh well, we’ll take the trip up the 14 and put paraclete to sleep for the remainder of the post season, then we will have full focus on San Dimas…… sorry Arroyo we need to see those invites once again…. lots of counterfeits going around now days.

  • Matt Cabrera

    I pick San Dimas also to win huge

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