San Dimas’ winning tradition under Bill Zernickow is always about the Saints’ vaunted Wing Z offensive line

Below: Saints’ six offensive lineman, from left, Mike Zapata, Derek Kearns, Fidel Castro, Nathan Alvarez, Jared Trujillo, and Noah Reep during practice at San Dimas High School football field on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda/San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
By Aram Tolegian
The San Dimas High School football team’s offensive line has no individual statistics of its own as proof of its prowess, only the gaudy numbers of the skill players it paves the way for. But ask anyone affiliated with the Saints and they’ll tell you the backbone of this year’s team is its offensive line. And if San Dimas wins the CIF-Southern Section Mid-Valley Division championship on Friday night, you can bet the line made it possible. The Saints host Paraclete in Friday’s Mid-Valley finals. Kickoff is 7 p.m. “There’s holes everywhere,” San Dimas running back Joseph Mayorga. “The holes are always big. There’s always a push behind them, so it’s always great running behind these guys.”

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  • coachbilly

    Congrats to these young men who put their butts on the line every game AND everyday in practice starting back in the summer. Its no secret that the success of any rushing team is the offensive line and especially in this style of offense. Coach Z has done a great job always finding the right players to get it done up front. Their teams over the past have always racked up the yards on the ground. Just check out the numbers because they don’t lie.
    I’m glad to see this team of young men learn so much this year and be in a position to win it all…
    Its going to be a dog fight, and I really think the game will be won up front on that line.
    Good Luck!

  • AMAT 73

    Fred J,
    A comparison of weight and height between Paraclete d-line and SD’s o-line would be a nice addition to this thread.Then you could see what the head to head or body to body match up is .

    • saints Fan

      Paraclete D-Line
      6-7 290
      6-0 180
      6-2 195
      5-7 190
      Paraclete O-Line
      TE 6-0 180
      6-0 210
      6-7 290
      6-2 240
      6-0 235
      San Dimas D Line
      6-1 200
      6-0 225
      5-10 225
      San Dimas O-Line
      6-1 210
      5-10 225
      6-2 235
      6-0 265
      5-11 260
      TE 6-5 205
      Give or take a few pounds

      • AMAT 73

        Thank you , maybe you should put in a resume at the Trib prep department . At face value seems SD has the size advantage on the O-line . Tough to stop those big bodies when they know exactly where they are going and the D doesn’t , let alone trying to find the ball carrier . Don’t know if Paraclete is diciplined enough to deal with the winged Z . Good luck tonight and get that Championship tonight .

        • Saint Parent

          Thanks for the support Amat73, we r friends again. love Saint Parent aka C2

          • AMAT 73

            At least until next season begins , hahahahahaha .
            How can you lose wearing the blue and gold , that alone should carry the Saints to victory .