Charter Oak and San Dimas punch championship tickets; Bishop Amat routed by St. John Bosco

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Bosco too much for Amat: Bishop Amat knew its chances were slim and whatever other superlatives you want to use to describe its upset chances against St. John Bosco, ranked No. 1 in the country by several publications, including USA Today and MaxPreps, in Friday’s CIF-SS Pac-5 Division semifinal in front of an estimated 12,000 at Cerritos College.
While Amat took eventual champion Corona Centennial to the final seconds a year ago before bowing out in the semifinals, it was never a factor against Bosco, which routed Amat 63-10 and forced a running clock in the fourth for the 12th time in 13 games.

Charter Oaks rallies past Glendora: GLENDORA — Longtime Charter Oak High School football coach Lou Farrar has seen his teams come through a lot hairy situations through the years.So, for the five-time CIF Southern Section champion coach to admit he was nervous when Glendora took a two-score lead in the first half of Friday’s Central Division semifinals is really saying something.But fear not, Big Lou. The Chargers had an answer. A resounding one, and rattled off the next four scores to post a 28-14 win. Charter Oak improved 12-1 and will host San Marino (13-0) in next week’s championship game. Glendora finished 11-2.“(Glendora is) a really good football team and they were well-prepared,” Farrar said. “Hell yes, I was nervous. I think my wife may have been passed out up there (in the stands). We just had to eliminate some mistakes and get some breaks.”The win marked the second time Charter Oak topped Glendora this season. The Chargers won 28-7 on Sept. 25. But Glendora hadn’t lost since and looked well on its way to sweet revenge early.
— Aram Tolegian
San Dimas 56, Viewpoint 30
AGOURA >> San Dimas High School used a punishing rushing attack to defeat Viewpoint 56-30 Friday night at Agoura High School in a CIF Southern Section Mid-Valley Division semifinal game.Tailback Jarell Sykes rushed for three touchdowns and 148 yards on 24 carries while also catching a touchdown pass for 23 yards. Teammate Dominic Cortez scored two rushing touchdowns of 8 and 6 yards, while rushing for 184 yards on 21 carries. The Saints (10-4) rushed for 348 yards.San Dimas will host undefeated Sierra Canyon in next week’s division title game. The Trailblazers defeated 2014 champion Pomona, 65-26.San Dimas broke the game open in the second quarter, scoring 21 points in 27 seconds. After Sykes scored his second touchdown of the game on a 23-yard pass from quarterback Joey Tamayo, the Saints recovered the ensuing kickoff on the Viewpoint 1-yard line and Sykes scored on the next play. Twenty-five seconds later, Dylan Ware intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown, giving the Saints a 28-3 second-quarter lead.“We have a lot of film on (Sierra Canyon) and they are very good,” San Dimas coach Mark Holman said. “We have to cut down on our mistakes and penalties.”
Sierra Canyon 62, Pomona 26
GRANADA HILLS >> For a full year, Sierra Canyon’s CIF Southern Section Mid-Valley Division semifinal loss to Pomona lingered over the team like a foul odor.When the chance for revenge came Friday at Granada Hills High in this year’s semifinals, the Trailblazers did not wait long to dish out what they had pent up so long.Eric Markes kick-started the fun with a 90-yard touchdown on a punt return in the first quarter and by the fourth, a running clock was established as Sierra Canyon won 62-26 to reach its first CIF final since 2011.
Friday’s CIF-SS Playoff results
Pac-5 Division

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.

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  • Henry

    Hey fred, is the luncheon open to the public?

    • Steve Ramirez

      No

      • Henry

        Thanks

  • The Chef

    the chef

  • The Chef

    Fred, Fred, Fred… When will you get off of BA’s jock strap and begin to realize that there is other teams that deserve coverage… wait zi think we all no the answer is never…

    • OnBLUE

      Maybe when your team plays the number 1 team in the USA, you will get more coverage. I wonder when that will be…wait zi think we all no the answer is never…

      • The Chef

        Play yes (like La Mirrada)… compete, wait zi think we all no the answer is never…

        • Outside Looking In

          Get real. Your teams got punched in the mouth by PAC-5 teams this year. They don’t warrant coverage like the big boys do. Figure it out.

          • The Chef

            Punched in the mouth… like 63-10… When will you guys learn that arrogance does not equal excellence… now THAT is a big boy punch in the mouth…

          • Outside Looking In

            First off, I’m not an Amat homer and was delighted to hear how well they got shellacked after hearing what a super-class their seniors were and going to “Win it all.” Secondly, how did your Mats do against SJB earlier this year, or Mater Dei, or Servite in years past? How has La Serna faired against Trinity teams – that’s right, La Serna knows better than to schedule any Trinity teams. Del Rio is a joke and so is the Suburban.

          • WCDan

            That’s some arrogance my friend, it is no joke to the kids that strap on the pads and play their hearts out each week in the Del Rio and Suburban, or any league for that matter.

          • Outside Looking In

            Here we go again. Can’t hurt anyone’s feelings. Let’s give EVERYONE a trophy and continue to sissify the nation. I’ll continue to be arrogant, I guess. You can continue to lie to little Johnny.

          • WCDan

            Isn’t the lie here your view that they don’t matter and their football experiences are a joke because their team can’t compete in a Pac 5 league? Whether you strap it up in the Del Rio or the Trinity, each one of these kids are having some of the best experiences of their lives, and learning life lessons along the way.
            It’s no joke to them, but go ahead and puff your chest tough guy, cause only winners matter.

          • http://bishopamat.org/ Joe Amat

            You’re right about excellence Chef. Funny how we can talk about arrogance, excellence, and La Miarda togtether. I remember watching 49-0 before Hags sent the first string offense to get kettle corn and the defense for P-Train BBQ. After then I knew what Chick Hearn called “Matador Defense”. 76-8? Not so excellent either.
            Now go help Machete pick out some new uniforms or film another hype video.

            (Spelling was intentional. No need to correct. And I know you support the little Lancers. Good luck to them)

          • The Chef

            Before Alzheimer’s set in for you JOFA you could probably have comprehended that I am not a La Mirada fan but that concept, like football, has long since passed you by. The truth is that BA, despite all the ballyhoo and BS about your history, tradition, recruiting and general football superiority, did no better against “real big boy football” than La Mirada. Just being on the field with a big boy doesn’t make you a big boy. So you can continue with your arrogant rant, and superior entitlement while not showing up in a CIF final of your supposed peers for over 20 years… However my “little lancers” have played in a CIF final of their peers for 5 of the last 6 years. Now which do you think more closely approximates excellence among your peers? But perhaps Alzheimer’s does not allow you to understand.

          • http://bishopamat.org/ Joe Amat

            Hey Cookie,

            Didn’t I acknowledge you were a little lancer fan, not a La Mirada guy. Kinda nullifies most of that rant of yours.

            “Excellence among your peers”. Nice. So the valedictorian at the continuation school is more “excellent” than the honor roll kid at Webb? Great. Good for you.

            Championships are fun. I enjoyed mine. Knowing you competed at the the highest level is fun too. I’m good with that. I understand perfectly.

            So you can be happy being the Chef at Denney’s and continue to think that makes you better than the Sous Chef at Morton’s

          • The Chef

            JOFA Well, as I see it, Amat is a C/D student at a 2nd rate wannabe votech claiming greatness because he sat at the Thanksgiving dinner table with his cousin that went to USC. Amat is no Mortons. It isn’t even Valley Burger. JOFA Is your ego so fragile that any claim by some team other than AMAT to success is an affront to you that must be met with a smackdown less the person somehow think they are as good as you? My God Grow up and see that you graduated High School 60 years ago. You and your immature arrogance is a big part of what the rest of the SGV hates about AMAT. Go ahead JOFA, just keep feeding your ego (and the animosity toward AMAT) while you sit at home watching others play for hardware… By the ware you didn’t respond to AMAT doing no better than La Mirada against SJB…

    • FredJ

      Is there some team or game in our SGV readership that we haven’t previewed or talked about? No.

    • GO BIG BLUE

      So stop asking. Lol

  • The Chef

    Thanks for 1 sentence on La Serna V St. Francis… But i understand why you don’t want to own your position on that game… see you at the SE final,,,

  • Gus Ramos

    Not either. Corona Centennial hands down.

  • Ray_Morehart

    That moment when you sound tough and say “I don’t care what St. John Bosco’s done, I like Bishop Amat’s chances next week. They can match anyone score for score. It’s on.” on Twitter and attach the tweet to your prep sports blog and then choose Bosco to beat Amat when it “counts”.

    • Steve Ramirez

      There is a difference thinking a team might win and SAYING they are going to win…Only Joe Namath can do that. 🙂

  • Colt74

    Between La Habra and Villa Park Aram picked Aram??? LOL! Coffee time Fred!

  • Spam Burger

    Win , lose or draw This PAC 5 semi final is as deep in talent as any in the last 20 years. All the jabbering back and forth is all in good fun. For kids on one side of the field, this is it. Never putting the pads on again, never playing under the lights again. Hopefully they will be as competitive as we know both games will be and all can leave the field with their heads held high. Good luck to all the teams, in all divisions.

  • Spam Burger

    Amat better do something quick, that’s not Norco on the other side of the ball.

    • Norco

      Embarrassing. ..53 point loss…lol

      • AMAT73

        So was a 72-36 azz whipping .hahahahahaha , the scoreboard needed a few new bulbs after that one !!!!!.

        • Norco

          53 points….enough said…biggest blowout in the PAC5 playoffs…

          • AMAT73

            Norco,
            No 72-36 is enough said !!! You were out of this discussion 2 weeks ago, member you member . Just try and stand on your own 2 feet , oh I forgot , you got nothing to stand on , only sucking up SJB azz is all you have , is that why you go by brown and proud ????? . Like I asked, are you pulling for them this week ???

          • Norco

            53 points…

          • AMAT73

            Weak azz reply , but what do you expect coming from Norco !!!!!

          • Norco

            Seems to me that your still mad that Bosco put an azz kicking on Amats best team in a very long time…

          • AMAT73

            Norco,
            Not mad at all on the loss . When your team gets beat by the better team no reason to be mad . What makes me mad is someone who’s team got whipped by AMAT and comes on here with their head up Bosco’s azz and trying to live off their victory when their own team could not muster enough to do it on their own . Seems to me you’re the one still aching from the loss to AMAT , why else ride Bosco’s victory so hard ?????

          • Norco

            First and foremost I`m not a Bosco supporter…I have always been first a HS football, Norco, IE fan in that order. And please explain to me
            how I`m trying to live off of Bosco`s butt kicking they put on your precious Amat
            squad? Didn`t you and other poster say that this might be the best Amat squad
            EVER? Anyways I have said from the get go that CC & Bosco are on another
            level this year. And I also said that Amat had a slim chance and needed to play
            perfect football to win the game. I congratulated Amat on their victory over Norco-I made no excuses. But reality is Amat suffered one of the worse losses in the
            PAC5 playoffs…I don`t care what round it is in…

          • AMAT73

            Norco,
            You should have just left it alone , and no I wasn’t one of the ones who said this may be one of the best squads ever , remember I’ve seen a lot of AMAT teams in my time . So if you’re not living off Bosco , explain your post of ” embarrassing 53 point loss lol ” why laugh out load about that ??? Seems you took great joy in Bosco doing what Norco couldn’t to me . If not why laugh ????

          • Norco

            53 points…too me that is funny…I don`t care who you are

          • 1st and goal

            In my opinion last year’s Amat team was the best. More balanced offense, defense and special teams.

  • Spam Burger

    Centennial playing against the refs too in Santa Ana, that was a brutal call to negate the interception.

  • Spam Burger

    Hags threw in the white towel going for that onside kick

  • Spam Burger

    They called unsportsmanlike on Bosco when Vaughns clearly tripped and kicked dudes legs out… these refs are just plain horrible

  • Spam Burger

    For reals though, the refs should just put on MD jerseys already.

  • GO BIG BLUE

    Hands down …St John Bosco was the better team..so Amat dont know what happened to you guy. Weather bad coaching or what but u cant play like that in a play off game.. Congrats SJB

    • Spam Burger

      When it was 21-3 at the half, it felt like the deficit was still manageable. Come out with the ball to start the 2nd half get some points on the board, then Hags went Hags with that onside kick. You could literally feel whatever hope the Amat players had leave the stadium. Then to follow it up with double pass attempts, at that point desperation was there and the game was far out of reach. The kids did not deserve to have the coaching staff put them in a position to leave the field like that. Just my opinion.

      • SB

        Can’t blame coaching too much. SJB was a better team and most people could see it, even though 21-3 still felt manageable. Amat was playing well just wasn’t finishing drives on either side. That’s why Amat coaches needed to gamble on a few plays to maintain or steal a possession but it just turns out the players couldn’t execute most of them so it looks bad that he made the decision. And the thing is, he should have gambled with those plays, because although we wanted to see the game won by scoring and making stops, it wasn’t going to happen. St. John Bosco was scoring almost every drive, except for 1 or maybe 2 possessions by that point. But when they didn’t score they put Amat within the 15 yard line, which gave them the ball right back.

  • Valley Athletics

    thanks to the class of 2016 for the last two seasons . Keep your head up and enjoy the rest of the school year at Amat .tough loss .

  • FredJ

    I hear some crazy man gave Aram beef after the Glendora loss. On the field. Don’t know if he was a member of the coaching staff, but wow. Show some class pal

    • tanksolot

      He was probably mad that the refs weren’t finding a way to give the game to Glendora. Then took it out on the Big Guy. Great win by CO.

  • Lancer fan

    This game just goes to show that if you don’t RECRUIT you will NEVER win at the highest level. Amat needs to get with the program…

    • Spam Burger

      Sorry, but reality is all private schools recruit to some level. How many of those kids on Amats roster live in the surrounding neighborhood?

      • Lancer fan

        I’m talking about going out and giving some scholarships to these top kids coming in to high school.

        Most of these kids who come to Amat from outside the area are there because their families went there. Or want to play at a high level and this is the best chance.

        Do you think that St John Bosco just got good out of nowhere and started getting top players?

        Before this run they were a mediocre team who hadn’t made the semifinals in years! Then when Negro and the new staff came in, BOOM! 3 years undefeated in trinity league, top 5 program nationally, multiple D1 recruits at every position. Sorry but that just doesn’t happen naturally without someone being PROACTIVE and knowing who the top recruits are and getting them to your school. Josh Rosen was from Manhattan Beach! Damien Mama was from Moreno Valley. I think you get the point.

        Amat needs to establish some pipelines in Pasadena, the IE up to the 15fwy, and chino hills. Then make sure you get you top locals! Why is there a 6’5 300+ pound lineman down the street at BP who is going to CAL? It’s athletes like this that will get you to be competitive with a mega team like Bosco.

        • http://bishopamat.org/ Joe Amat

          Lancer Fan,

          Your exactly right, except for SJB the “several years” was actually THIRTY-SEVEN years between championships, so Amat has a long way to go to match that. And 7 straight years without even making the playoffs.

          But as for what Amat “Needs” to do is really based on whatever the administration is willing to accept. You can’t judge the program against others if you’re not willing to play by the same rules. And I’m not sure you should. They have a guy in Hags that’s got the character to play by the rules and administration is not committed to mass preferential treatment for athletes. But that may just be one of the things that makes Amat what it is. Maybe that’s why the student body is behind this particular team. Maybe that’s why the “Dawg Pound” is what it is. Maybe we should be good with that’s due just keep working harder. I like that.

          At Bosco, they felt it appropriate to get rid of a coach who was a graduate of the school, captained their football team, coached there for 20 yrs, was there head coach for 12 and as respected a guy in CIF by serving in advisory boards, councils, and even considered as potential Assistant Commisioner – but not good enough to continue at SJB? They weren’t willing to accept where they stood in the Trinity League. Instead they changed coaches to some one more willing to play the game a little bit more (who the previous coach happened to give him his very first job), changed policies, changed their commitment and now they are who they are. Maybe they’re ok with that too.

          • Lancer fan

            Well our administration needs to step it up and the coaches need to wise up and See that if they don’t start getting the depth and quality of players these two teams in the finals have, we’ll be talking semifinals at best for a loooong time.

            I like hard work Joe and believe these kids are coached up and the training regimen is outstanding. However, keep in mind these other schools are working hard too! It one of the biggest aspects that make these PAC 5 schools separated from the rest of the CIF SS…Heck, SJB does Navy SEALS training…and guess what? They have the elite talent to go with all that.

            The administration should see that when you win the way St John Bosco wins, the whole school benefits. Not just the football team.

            Go out and give 5-10 scholarships a year! Im not too big on transfers, however, I’m sure the “dawg” pound would stand behind a “home grown” (no transfers) team even if there were, say…15 kids at any given time in the team who were recruited and brought in with some financial aid…

      • http://bishopamat.org/ Joe Amat

        I think you can really just take the word “private” out of that statement and it applies to most schools left in the playoffs. Even The Cook from the little lancers of la serna has acknowledged that several prominant players during there recent little run come from outside Friendly Hills.

        The question as it pertains to Amat, and public schools for that matter, is how many players come from the local feeder school? For example, Charter Oak has one junior high, Royal Oak…and you can be pretty sure their whole roster doesn’t come from there.

        On a typical roster in any given year, 2/3 of Amats roster comes, not necessarily La Puente/West Covina (although you’d be surprised at that number) , but from their local feeder schools – the other private schools in the SGV. Players from those schools have made the commitment to private education and matriculation to the private high school is a natural.

        The other pretty significant dynamic is how many of the players are there from the time they’re were freshman. Not many transfers of significance, usually the sign of a school that “recruits”.

    • JM

      Another good point. This was arguably the best Amat team in 20 yrs. Still not good enough to get to the finals…It may be a long time……..(See Detroit Lions) frustrated fans..

  • WCDan

    I had just sat down when Bosco threw that outside sreen pass to #1 and he shot through the Amat defense like a bolt of lightning to make it 14 to 0. All I could think was wow, that dude was fast! Right about then I started having this feeling that Amat was in trouble.
    You never know in football, but I don’t see Corona Centennial hanging with Bosco this year, nor De La Salle, if that holds true, I think Bosco is in the argument for best team ever in So Cal.
    Opinions anyone?

    • Spam Burger

      Centennial by 10. Centennial wasn’t supposed to hang with them last season either. Athlete for athlete, recruit for recruit they are even across the board. Slight edge goes to SJB’s O-line, but not by much. It’s going to be a fun game to watch no matter what. One of the top 10 teams since the 80’s for sure.

      • WCDan

        Good points, but I think this years Bosco is much more impressive than last years team. Looking at Centennials scores from both years, they look to be better this year too but after what SJB did to Amat last night, I get the feeling they are stepping up their game above everyone at this point. I haven’t seen anybody stop Amats run game all year like SJB did. Mater Dei hung pretty good with Centennial last night, lost by a touchdown, maybe the Matadors stepped up their game this week, or maybe they match up well with Centennial, but Bosco beat MD 42 to 21. Who knows, I’m going with Bosco over Centennial by 14.

        • Spam Burger

          2 late turnovers and a turnover on downs on what should have been a no brainer punting situation gave MD short field situations to work with. It was a 21 point game in the third. It looked as if Centennial lost focus as the game went on.. Either way, the two best teams in So Cal are playing for the title again.

          • http://bishopamat.org/ Joe Amat

            They are the two best teams. But like with Amat, you can’t explain away the score by saying turnovers (3 for scores) or short fields (gambling with onside kicks). They happened and the score was what it was.

      • AMAT73

        SB,
        Don’t know about that . From what I saw Friday night I don’t think CC can muster up enough to take Bosco . Their lines are huge and the D is quick to the ball . Should be a good game but I’ll take Bosco by 10-14 points .

        • Spam Burger

          Lots of game left, but is Centennial about to go running clock?

        • Spam Burger

          Did I say Centennial by 10? I sure did.

    • Spam Burger

      Funny thing happened to SJB on the way to making history, they lost to one of the ten best teams ever in SoCal.

  • Don

    To the teams playing for a banner, congratulations. To the guys who lost last night, condolences.

    Great job to Amat for getting as far as they did since only a few months ago some were talking about the ‘nightmare offseason’ and wondering if the Lancers would even be in the playoffs.

    Great job to all who got to play in the post season.

  • Norco

    Where are all of the Amat fans? 53 points? One of the biggest blow outs in the PAC5 playoffs. ..

    • AMAT73

      Norco,
      Right here . I rarely post on the weekends win or lose , you would know that if you came around here more often and not just when you’re team is going to get a whupping like AMAT put on them . Yes SJB did hand it us and they are one heck of a team and I congratulate them on a fine performance . I see you are taking great joy in something your team could not accomplish . Tell me how does it feel in that you have to rely on another team to give you the joy your team could not ??? CC will have their hands full this week as SJB is a solid opponent for them . How you rooting for this week ? GO AMAT !!!!!!!

      • Nomoredrama

        Touche’

      • Norco

        Please stop it…I told you guys you would get boat raced, but you chose to accept it as me being a poor loser…And where is the “joy” in my comment? And so because my team lost I should just stop supporting HS football? I support the IE always have always will….Norco had a fine season…four teams they played this year are playing in the Championship….if RC would have beat VM in that 5 OT loss that would have made it FIVE teams Norco played that would have been playing for a title…Im a realist…too bad you Amat fans couldn`t see the train coming last week,,,,

        • AMAT73

          Norco ,
          Too bad you didn’t heed our warning to you also , or you would have seen that train wreck coming two weeks ago also . Ifs are not being a realist , as in if Norco would have beat AMAT , well why go into it !!! GO AMAT !!!!!! What is so great on 4 finalist playing that played Norco , is that how you guys rate your program , by seen teams you played in the finals and you sitting home , now that’s unique !!!! GO AMAT !!!!!

  • flatiron

    The Braves’ defense was incredible. I didn’t think the Lancers would win, but I didn’t think SJB would take their jock straps, either. To advance this far into the playoffs and be humiliated like that…stunning. Not even respectable.

    • Spam Burger

      That’s what the silent minority of us in here tried to say. As much as everyone kept saying SJB has not seen an offense like Amats, on the flip side and the super obvious difference in the game was Amat had not seen a defense like SJB’s all season. I said where Amat had the edge over most teams all season, they lose that edge against SJB and Centennial, their athletes in those secondaries and LB corps are just as athletic as Vaughns,Sidney and Sweet and it showed.

      • http://bishopamat.org/ Joe Amat

        The funny thing about things you haven’t seen is you haven’t seen them…until you do. Then you have to trust your preparation puts you in a position to deal with that as best you can. Bosco’s depth is obviously tough to deal with, as everyone else on there schedule has found out.

        Because there was not much margin for error, I said earlier converting drives and turnovers was crucial. You can’t win giving up 3 defensive scores or not punching it in when to the red zone.

        This group of Lancers experienced personal growth and some great moments on the field and that’s what they should take away from the run. I’m looking forward to watching the kids that are moving on and seeing the next group step in and keep things going. Congrats to Hags & staff.

        Now get back to work.

        • Henry

          Lest you give them up in the second half to ball on their already sizable lead to an insurmountable one

        • Spam Burger

          And that’s all that should matter at the end of the day. Did the kids get prepared for their next step in life.Did they make some friends and memories along the way.

          • JM

            Great point. My son sure did…..

        • AMAT73

          JA,
          As I wrote on another post , these last 4 years were quite an experience to say the least . I too am also looking forward to next group of LANCERS that take the field next season . We have some kids coming back and a lot of new ones filling some big shoes coming in . The TEAM will be young again but gain the experience as they grow and who knows , maybe they take us on another run . GO AMAT !!!!! By the way , great post on what makes AMAT the way it is , and I like that also .

    • JM

      I agree…Embarrassing loss but it shows how good SJB

      • AMAT73

        jm,
        The LANCERS have nothing to be embarrassed about , they gave it their best effort and came up short . Now do you really want to put that out there to fine young men who played their hearts out all season . At least they put themselves in the position to play the game , not many teams can say that .

        • JM

          Yes…Great season but a terrible loss to a superior team. I’m sure you saw what I saw Friday night. FYI. The young man played an outstanding season except the last game. One mans point of view.

          • AMAT73

            jm,
            Yes he was a bit off as his passes were off the mark . I thought they came out sluggish and looked flat . I know SJB has an outstanding defense but we just didn’t execute as well as we had done the past 2 weeks .

  • http://bishopamat.org/ Joe Amat

    All that was said on previous posts…I neglected to mention that on top of Bosco having a depth of really talented players…they’re well-coached and disciplined too.

  • Conq ’76

    Maybe a bit premature, but I think we may be witnessing history in the making. I haven’t personally seen SJB, but based on just how dominate they have been against what Maxpreps and others have deemed the countries toughest competition, this may indeed be the best HS Football team in history. Certainly have to be considered one of the best ever in So Cal.

    • Nomoredrama

      Yep, Bosco looked/played more like a NCAA D1 team than a varsity high school team! Very impressive.

    • Spam Burger

      Predicting history in the making has a funny way of not working out sometimes. Think it’s time to move Centennial into the top ten greatest of all time conversations.

  • Jefe

    Good run for the Lancers. CC and SJB are just playing on a different level right now. The remaining games should be excellent.

    • AMAT73

      Jefe,
      Congrats on the win , Damn good team , complete from end to end , front to back and very well coached and as disciplined of a team as I have seen all year , including AMAT . No excuses but I thought our LANCERS came out a little flat and just didn’t have the energy I thought they would bring to the game . Either way don’t know if it would have changed the outcome but great win by SJB and good luck to the Braves come this Friday , I know they will rep well .

      • Jefe

        Thanks. Yeah they almost looked lethargic. I think the defense threw them off their game a little. Not sure they were expecting the Brave defense to be THAT good. My thinking is SJB gets more stops than CC. Should be an epic final.

        • AMAT73

          Jefe,
          I kind of see it the same way . That D is so damn fast and keep to their assignments . Can’t see CC getting a whole lot of points against them . Should be a good game but SJB will pull away in the second half . Good luck .

  • AMAT73

    Well it was a heck of a run for the TEAM and they came up a taste short . I’d like to thank all the LANCERS and coaching staff for their effort and hard work this season as it was exciting and you guys lit bulbs on the scoreboard that hadn’t been lit in years . It was an interesting 4 years with all the hype and posting to say the least ( I expect to see a few names drop off the blog ) . AMAT FOOTBALL will go on as we have some great talent ( Freshman took league title ) coming up to challenge for the Mission league title and the elusive PAC-5 title . Again great season , be proud as you gave all the LANCER fans a heck of ride this season . GO AMAT !!!!!

  • The stands

    Congratulations to Bishop Amat. It came up short on Friday but there’s nothing to hang its head about. Finishing in the top four in arguably the toughest division in the country is saying something only three other teams can boast. One of the things about the Amat faithful is that although Friday’s results were disappointing, its spirit will never be broken. I’m already looking forward to next season and the new faces of the future!
    Now props to SJB, it is one of the most completed high school football teams I’ve ever seen. The closing speed of its linebackers was astonishing. Good luck against Centennial; Braves win it all.
    Go Amat!

  • JM

    Bottom Line…… A Great two seasons for the Bishop Amat Lancers. Congrats and continued progress in hopes of someday soon winning a new championship.

  • AMAT73

    Where are all the AMAT posters who have been riding the crest of the past 4 seasons . You folks were on here constantly these past 4 years and now we lose and you all vanished from the blogs . At least a public congratulations or something acknowledging the team for a great season since you all did ride them when they were winning . All of a sudden crickets !!!! Like I have posted , 4 and out were the majority of all of you . but for the Faithful , the ride continues as we will be here and are here for the long term . GO AMAT !!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jefe

      Yeah I noticed that too.