At least someone is paying attention.
St. Paul High School is listed at No. 11 in the Division III South
Division of this week’s California State Bowl Games rankings put out by
Mark Tennis of Cal-Hi Sports.
There is no chance the Swordsmen will be selected to represent the south
in the state playoffs, but being ranked among the top 15 teams in the
postings is meaningful if for no other reason than St. Paul is the only
team listed that has a losing record (3-5).
That speaks volumes for the schedule the Swordsmen have played.
And it is a pat on the back for the coaching job first-year mentor
Pete Gonzalez has done.
According to calpreps.com, if the game was to be played tonight, it would be Mission Viejo (south) vs. De La Salle (north) in Division I; Orange Lutheran (south) vs. Palo Cedro Foothill (north) in Division II; and Oaks Christian (south) vs. Santa Rosa Cardinal Newman (north).
According to the current Cal-Hi Sports rankings, the pairings likely would be Corona Centennial against De La Salle, Loomis Del Oro or Colfax against Sherman Oaks Notre Dame in Division II, and Salinas Palma or Cardinal Newman against Oaks Christian.
The selection of the bowl participants basically is by committee.
Any disagreement with either the teams listed or the manner in which they’ll be determined.
Or more important, are the state playoffs even a good idea?