This is your chance to sound off on the games you saw and didn’t see. I, Andrew Campa, and Roger Murray checked out the St. Paul-Servite game. There certainly was plenty of excitement before the game (with a crowd of over 5,000) and plenty of questions afterward. The guy in the white shirt sure seemed perplexed during Friday night’s game.
Servite 33, St. Paul 0
Here are some key stats.
Turnovers: St. Paul 3, Servite 2
Passing Yards and Attempts:
Servite 15-22, 245 yards, 2 TDs & 1 INT
St. Paul 1-12, 13 yards, 2 INTs
Servite: 129 yards
St. Paul: 162 yards
Overall, a 17-point second quarter doomed what could have been a close game.
Here are some game stories-
Roger Murray’s game story
My side bar on the game
The OC Register’s take on the game
David Flores needed water after spending all night chasing down Servite’s DJ Shoemate.
Norwalk 31, Montebello 6
Oilers head coach Nishil Shah said before Friday night that he liked opening the season against Norwalk because the Lancers were a straightforward, smashmouth football team. Well, after surrendering over 300 yards defensively, Shah and his team will have to recover before facing an equally tough Northview team next week. The good news is that they’ll be at home again.
Here’s Rudy Ramos’ Game Story
Cantwell 27, Salesian 13
Several Cardinal seniors remember when this was a fierce Santa Fe League rivalry game and treated Friday night’s contest with the same intensity. So far, so good for coach Pete Smolin, despite having to open the season with a home game at St. Matthias. Next up for Cantwell is Murphy on Friday.
Here’s Michael Velasquez’s Game Story
Daily News Game Ball
Pioneer 42, Gabrielino 6
A game ball goes to Pioneer’s Ramon Juarez and Matt Botello. Sure, the Titans were playing a weak Mission Valley League foe in Gabrielino, but kudos are in order. Botello, the Titans starting tailback, scored four touchdowns as Pioneer led at one point 42-0 before Gabrielino got on the board with a mercy touchdown. So far, Botello and Tony Hernandez are living up to the preseason hype. Next up for Pioneer is a tough road contest against Ontario, which is coming off a 27-0 win over La Puente.
Here is Keith Lair’s Game Story
What’s your take?